Sykes Loretta F. ``Johnie'' age 81, of Elk River. Died peacefully on May 31, 2002 after a long struggle with Parkinson's. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold; grandson, Matthew Aldridge; brother, Bruce Johnson and infant sister. Survived by her loving children, Darrell (Maureen), Cheryl March, Monte (Linda), Randy (Cindy), Marla Sykes and Wendy Sykes; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brothers, Robert W. (Marylou) Johnson, Donald (Virginia) Johnson; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A very loving wife, mother, grandmother and special friend, she will be deeply missed. Memorial service 11 am Monday at Elk River United Methodist Church, 1304 Main St. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred. Arr. Dare's Funeral Home 763-441-1212

Published on June 1, 2002

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