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Gunhild "Gunny" Johnson

April 28, 1934 — February 14, 2019

Evansville

Gunhild S. Johnson, 84, of Evansville, MN, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at the Evansville Care Center.

Gunhild Selma was born on April 28, 1934, in Urness Township, Douglas County, the daughter of Gilbert and Evelyn (Syvertson) Johnson. She attended rural country school in Douglas County and graduated from Hoffman High School. She attended job training for communications, later working for Northwest Airlines in communications.

On April 30, 1954, she married Vernon A. Johnson at Lands Lutheran Church in Hoffman, MN. To this union they were blessed with four children.

Gunhild was a 4-H leader, a member of Faith Lutheran Church, sang in the church choir and was a member of the Sweet Adeline’s in Alexandria. She also devoted many years of service at the Crestview Nursing Home directing activities for the residents.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Evelyn, and her brother, Elmer Johnson.

She is survived by her former spouse, Vernon Johnson, and her four children: Mary (Don) Breding of La Crescenta, CA; Erick (Diane) Johnson of Yorktown, VA; Steven (former spouse Laurie) Johnson of Miltona, MN and Sonja (Michael) Endreson of Montrose, CO.

She is also survived by two sisters: Florence (Carl) Molin of Coon Rapids, MN and Audrey (Guntis) Kupers of Edina, MN along with 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 11:00am, at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Evansville, MN,with a visitation one hour prior to the service.

Clergy: Pastor Sarah Berglund

A private memorial gathering for family members will be planned at a later date.

Interment: Mound Grove Cemetery, Evansville, MN.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Glende-Nilson Funeral Home

115 State St, Evansville, MN 56326

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Glende-Nilson Funeral Home

115 State St, Evansville, MN 56326

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