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Lorraine Johnson

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Aug. 1, 1918-Jan. 23, 2012

Lorraine Johnson, 93, of rural Audubon, died Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Society in Park River, N.D.

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Lorraine Christine Swanson was born the only child of Ole C. and Georgia (Romberg) Swanson on August 1, 1918, in Audubon. She graduated from Audubon High School in 1936. She attended Moorhead State Teachers' College for three years and earned her teaching certificate there. She taught at schools in rural Audubon and Lancaster, Minn.

Lorraine was united in marriage to Dennis Johnson on October 3, 1950. She and Dennis spent their years farming and raising their family, enjoying the blessings of home and hearth, as well as neighbors in church and community. Dennis passed away July 2, 2010.

Surviving Lorraine are two daughters, Sheryl (Orville) Kjelland of Park River and Rebecca (Wes) Aardahl of Bismarck, N.D.; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Ellen Johnson of Spring Valley, Minn., and Evelyn (Chester Anderson) Johnson of Detroit Lakes; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; brothers-in-law Donald Johnson, Lowell Johnson, Gene Squires, Virgil Thorson and Bill Jorgensen; and sisters-in-law Darlene Squires, Audrey Thorson and Loretta Jorgensen.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with a 6 p.m. prayer service.

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at First Lutheran Church in Audubon. Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.

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