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Delores Johnson

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Delores Johnson

Sept. 29, 1934-April 10, 2013

Delores Elaine (Madson) Johnson, 78, of Roseville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at home with her family.

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She was born to Agnes and Thomas Madson on September 29, 1934, on their farm near Audubon. She grew up active in 4-H and was a drummer in the high school marching band in Lake Park. She studied at North Dakota State University in Fargo, earned a BS degree in home economics from the University of Minnesota, and was a home agent in Carver County, Minn.

Delores was a devoted mother and wife, and loved to travel. She was an accomplished seam-stress, weaver, crafts teacher, square dancer and singer in the many places she lived, includ-ing the Twin Cities in Minnesota, northern Vir-ginia, Maywood, N.J., Oberlin, Ohio, Lund, Sweden and Atlanta, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother J. Donald Madson (Alice); son Steven John-son; and sister-in-law Yvonne Madson.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Her-bert (Ted); daughter Kirsten Johnson of Woodbury; son Eric (Sherry) and granddaugh-ter Rachel of Atlanta; sis-ters, Lucille Kaiser and Beverly Wilson of Detroit Lakes; brother, Charles Madson of Forest Lake, Minn.; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and neph-ews.

She was also a host mother to 16 internation-al high school and college students, an honorary member of North Atlanta Rotary and a Paul Harris Fellow.

A memorial service was held Saturday, April 13 at St. Paul Reformation Lutheran Church in St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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