Winnebago Ruth M. Johnson, age 77, of Winnebago, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at United Hospital, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.
Memorial Services were held on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Winnebago. The Rev.?Durene Cornell officiated. Burial will be in Lura Cemetery at a later date.
She was born May 31, 1936, at Blue Earth, the daughter of Ray and Mabel (Mikkelson) Brenckman.?She graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1954. On Sept. 11, 1954, she married Dwight Duane Johnson in Blue Earth.
She was a member of the United Methodist Women, the Delavan United Methodist Church until it closed in 2013, very involved with the DHS Inc., which helped save the Delavan High School from being destroyed, she also loved to travel, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family babysitting for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Dwight Johnson, of Winnebago; sons, Craig (Jan) Johnson, of Hutchinson, and Todd (Joleen) Johnson, of Easton; sister, Donna Christensen, of Lady Lake, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Nate (Heather) Johnson, Dustin (Jessica) Johnson, Seth (Kristina) Johnson, Shana (Ben) Grams, Alesha (Jarett) Stauffer, Andrea (Ashton) James, Drew Johnson, Melissa Johnson (fianc, Andy Joslyn), and Alisha Miller; 10 great-grandchildren, Mallory and Chelsea Johnson, Austin, Parker and Ryder Stauffer, Jessi and Rowdy James, Kylee Johnson, and Zach and Izabel Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her son, Mark; parents; brother, Richard Brenckman; and brother-in-law, Bud Christensen.
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