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Mae Johnson

May 30, 1927-July 17, 2010

Former Lake Park resident Mae Johnson, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

Mae was born to Elmer and Alma (Jellum) Ellingson on May 30, 1927, in Hamden Township, Becker County. She attended rural schools and grew up in the Lake Park area.

Mae worked at various jobs in Detroit Lakes before her marriage to Lyle Johnson on June 10, 1950 in Lake Park. Together they farmed north of Lake Park. Lyle died October 8, 1991. Mae then continued to live on the farm till April 2005, when she moved to Pleasant View Apartments in Detroit Lakes.

Surviving Mae are her daughter, LaVaye (Gerald) Galbrecht; granddaughter, Geri; and grandson, Lee. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; sister, Ruth (Marcellyn) Jones; and brothers, Elmer (Helen) Ellingson and Paul (Vivian) Ellingson.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 at Wright Funeral Home, Vigen Chapel, Lake Park.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 21 at Wright Funeral Home, Lake Park, with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Lake Park.

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