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Edna Regina Johnson

Edna Regina Johnson, 89, Vergas, died May 26, 2008, in the Frazee Care Center.

Edna Regina Schrupp was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Bertha, Minn., to Jacob and Mathilda (Zellman) Schrupp. In 1920, she moved with her family to Vergas, where she attended parochial school, and was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Vergas. She was united in marriage to Milton Stender on Oct. 18, 1938. They made their home in Vergas. Milton died in December of 1968. She married Ralph Johnson in 1969. They moved to Noonan, N.D., and later returned to Vergas. Ralph died in 1979. Edna continued living near Rose Lake until entering the Frazee Care Center in 2004. She enjoyed fishing and gardening, quilting with the ladies at church, and was always ready for a game of cards with her grandchildren and friends.

Edna is survived by her daughter, Bonnie (Harold) Anderson, Frazee, MN; one sister, Lorna Chase, Braham, Minn.; two step-daughters; four grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren and five step-great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husbands; two brothers, Milton "Bud" Schrupp and Henry Schrupp, and four sisters, Tillie Brandt, Helen Bischoff, Lydia Anderson and Elda Lehrke.

The funeral services will be Thursday, May 29, at 11 a.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church, Vergas, with Reverend Robert Hinckley officiating.

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 28, from 4-6 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church, and also one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Burial will follow the funeral service in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Furey Funeral Home, Vergas.

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