Helen Johnson, 96

Helen Johnson, a longtime resident of Hallock, Minn., passed away  Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 at  Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock.
Helen was born in Greenbush, Minn., October 22, 1919, the daughter of Nels and Louise Anderson.  Helen graduated in 1941 from Augsburg College,  Minneapolis, Minn. and taught school at Lyle, Minn. and Thief River Falls, Minn.
On June 30, 1947 she married Edmond Johnson.  They moved to Hallock and purchased Hallock Drycleaners.  Helen began teaching math at Hallock High School in 1957 and served as physical education teacher and volleyball coach.  Helen loved  golf,  bowling, curling, bridge, gardening and helping at the cleaners.
She is survived by her sons, Donnie (Jo), Powell, Ohio, Glenn (Jean), Roseau, Minn.; her daughter, Connie (Mike), Minneapolis and son-in-law, John Erickson, Plano, Tex.; seven grandchildren; and six, soon to be seven, great grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Edmund; daughter, Marsha (Erickson); daughter-in-law, Barb (Bowman) and sister, Irene.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, Hallock. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock. Rev. Frank Johnson, presiding; Lyndon Johnson, soloist and Sharlene Klegstad, organist. Casket bearers were family and friends.
Visitation was held at Austin Funeral Chapel,  Hallock, Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Austin Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangments.

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