Johnson, Dorothy Lou (nee Metzger) died May 22 in Rogers, Minnesota. Born in Mitchell, South Dakota, December 5, 1928. Preceded in death by husband, Herbert (the love of her life), her parents, her first husband Donovan, sister Donna Anderson, and brother Bill Metzger. Survived by children: John Paul (Patty Torres) Johnson, St. Paul; Mary Christine (Jim) Conover, Maple Plain; Dorothy Jean (John) Pence, Hot Springs, South Dakota; William Joel (Debbie) Johnson, St. Paul; Robert Nicholas Johnson, Tainan, Taiwan. Also by grandchildren: Lee, Andrew and Lindsey Johnson; Vangie Pettitt, Zoe and Andrea Conover; Tony and Scott Pence; Jenny, Alex and Nicholas Johnson, and twelve great-grandchildren. Two days before she died, she saw Herb fly across the room. She said he looked "beautiful." Visitation: Thursday, May 26, Koop Funeral Home, Crosby, Minnesota, 4:00 to 8:00. Committal: 1:30 Friday at Lakewood Cemetery. (As usual, Mother may be late.) Per her wishes, Mother will be carried to the cemetery by horse and wagon, accompanied by a jazz band. We leave Koop at 1:00 p.m. Follow the procession or be on the street as the carriage passes. (Mother loved a parade.) Gather at American Legion in Ironton to laugh, cry and share memories, beginning at 3:00. We are deeply grateful to the staff at Wellstead Assisted Living for their warmth, friendship and loving care.

Published on May 25, 2011


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