Luella Johnson, of Mora, died on Tuesday, July 10th at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN. She was 91 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 17th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora with Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating.
VISITATION will be from 4:00-7:00 PM on Monday, July 16th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Chapel in Mora, plus 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.
INTERMENT will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mora.
Luella Frances (Miller) Johnson, of Mora, MN, died on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN. She was 91 years old.
Luella Frances Miller was born September 21, 1920 to Leo and Mary (Elfert) Miller in Mankato, MN. She was the second of ten children. She grew up on the family farm around Mankato and the Good Thunder, MN area. She attended country schools. In 1934 her parents moved to Mora, MN to a farm in Comfort Township where she graduated from eighth grade at the Brick School. She stayed at home and helped raise her younger sisters and brothers. On June 17, 1940, she was united in marriage to Jack Johnson of Ogilvie at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Seven children were born to this union. They lived around the Mora area until the fall of 1964 when they moved to Minneapolis. She got a job working for Auto Upholstery making seat covers and repairing upholstery in cars. She worked there for thirteen years when her boss closed down his shop and retired. Immediately she got a job at Cremers Interior Designs making beautiful draperies. She worked there for twelve years and again, her supervisor decided to close her shop and move the business into her home. Luella moved back to Mora in January 1990 after twenty five years in Minneapolis. In the fall of 1992 she joined the Foster Grandparent program at Fairview Elementary School and worked with children for the next sixteen years, a job she truly enjoyed. She also loved to travel in later years. In October 1985 she joined her two sisters Marian and Pat and daughter Barb on a tour to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She also went on a tour to the “Cherry Blossom Festival” in Macon, Georgia and visited many historical places; plus she made a couple trips out east and many trips to Oregon and Las Vegas. She collected Post Cards and Christmas ornaments from many places.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack; infant daughter Rebecca; parents Leo and Mary Miller; brothers Ralph, Clifford and Harold; sister Pat Boggs.
Luella is survived by her six children Barbara (Don) Sim of Pacific City, OR, Beverly (Art) Ruud of Moorhead, MN, Robert (Elaine) Johnson of Milton-Freewater, OR, Elizabeth (Ardel) Anderson of Las Vegas, NV, Bonita (William) Bemis of Las Vegas, NV, and David (Cheryl) Johnson of Dayton, MN; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchild; brothers Roman (Alta) Miller of Mora, MN, Leo Miller of Roswell, GA, Eugene (Beverly) Miller of Waconia MN, Robert (Sue) Miller of Sykesville, MD; sister Marian (Ronald) Stark of Mora, MN; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 17th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora. Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiated. Kris Paulson provided the music. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery.