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Dolores E. Johnson, of Dalbo, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Elim Home in Milaca.  She was 88 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

INTERMENT will be in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery.

Dolores Evelyn Johnson, of Dalbo, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Elim Home in Milaca. She was 88 years old.

Dolores was born on February 11, 1930 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents Conrad and Esther (Edstrom) Olson. She grew up with her older brother Donald on the family farm north of Dalbo and attended Ogilvie High School, graduating in 1947. After high school, Dolores took a job as an underwriter with Anchor Insurance but after about five years she had to return home to care for her ailing mother. She met Morris Raymond Johnson in Dalbo, and they were married on November 18, 1961 at the Oak Knoll Lutheran Church in Hopkins. In 1962, they moved to Dalbo and purchased the Dalbo Tavern. Dolores and Morris ran the Tavern until 1979, when they sold the business. Dolores then took a job at the Cambridge State Hospital as the food service coordinator, retiring in 1995. In May of 1999, Morris passed away.

Dolores loved to travel and was able to take trips to Germany, Austria, Sweden, Italy, as well as many bus tours throughout the United States with family and friends. She like to crochet, play bingo, solitaire, and pull-tabs. Dolores was a true social butterfly and made friends where ever she went. She was a longtime active member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo and served on the church council, welca, and was the scorekeeper for the church softball team for numerous years. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Dolores is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Delmer, and brother Donald (Delores) Olson.

She is survived by her sons, Loren (Sally) and Carl (Pamela); grandchildren, April and Jacob; as well as many other relatives and friends.

5 thoughts on “DOLORES E. JOHNSON”

  1. Loren, Carl & Families & The entire Dalbo Community,
    Delores touched so many lives, she will be remembered for so many different reasons by so many different people. Her legacy will live on through all who knew her. Our little town will never be the same…
    May God and the community lift you up and bring you strength, peace and love during the difficult times ahead.
    Love you All ~ Beth (Wendberg) & Craig Erickson

  2. Sorry for the loss of your Mom and Grandma. Morris and Delores were family to more than just their kids. We will have stories and memories that will last the rest of our lives.

    They were part of Dalbo community that always welcomed people.

    Roy & Joy Collin

  3. Delores will always be remembered as being so full of life and joy. She made everyone she met feel welcome and loved. I’m so glad Sandy and I got to spend as much time with her as we have. She was the gatherer of our family history and has spent countless hours keeping track of everyone. Even until her death, her mind was as sharp as could be, and she remembered everyone and everything. We will miss her dearly. Love to all of you as you go through this, and we are praying for God’s Peace, Strength and Comfort in this difficult time.

  4. Loren, Carl & Families,
    It is never easy loosing “your Mom” even when she is 88 years old. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers and may God give you peace and comfort at this time. The entire Dalbo community has suffered a loss.

  5. I remember Delores when we went to the bar for hot chocolate after a hayride. That was the first bar I ever went to. She and Morris were so kind. I remember a few shuffle board games that we played free. I also got to know her better at the State Hospital. She was a hoot! She always made us laugh and you knew she was around it you walked into the kitchen. Laughter was her gift. I am sorry for your loss. I think she is sharing her laughter in Heaven!

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