Norma J. Johnson
Johnson Norma J. Johnson, died at ThorneCrest Retirement Center, Albert Lea. Johnson was born March 15, 1910 to Nettie (Bessire) and Oscar A. Johnson in Laurel, NE. The family moved to St. Paul, MN; she graduated cum laude from Hamline University and an additional degree from the University of Minnesota. She taught school in Balaton, Staples and Jackson, MN. She founded the first technical library in the Research & Development Department of the Pillsbury Company from which she retired in 1975. She was listed in ``Who's Who of American Women.'' Johnson moved to Albert Lea, MN in 1976. She was a life member of the United Methodist Church; fifty-year member and past president of the MN chapter of the Special Libraries Association. She was selected for Hamline University's science alumni achievement gallery. She established the Norma Johnson Scholarship for Women in Science. She was preceded in death by parents; brother, Austin; sister, Olive Nelson; and brother-in-law, Paul Nelson. Memorial service Tues., July 16, 2002, 10:30 am, United Methodist Church of Albert Lea, MN. Interment 3:30 pm in Sunset Memorial Park, Mpls.
Published on July 10, 2002
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