Lola Johnson, 74, Rochester
Published 12:30 pm Saturday, February 19, 2011
Dr. Lola Mae Johnson, 74, of Rochester, died at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester Wednesday evening, Feb. 16, 2011. She was born Jan. 11, 1937, to Lowell F. and Jeanette (Thompson) Johnson in Austin where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1955. After working at St. Olaf Hospital in Austin, Lola attended college for several years, received her nursing degree in St. Louis, Mo., and her doctorate from Rush Institute in Chicago, Ill. Besides teaching nursing at St. Mary’s in Winona and Winona State in Rochester, she did weekend relief work for Mayo Hospice. Dr. Johnson enjoyed teaching and loved her family, giving special attention to her nieces, nephews and all their children.
Miss Lola Johnson is survived by three sisters: Patricia (Kenneth) Dockham of Albert Lea; Rose (Dennis) Wendt of Stewartville; Gloria Jean Johnson of Rochester; one brother, Kenneth Johnson of Austin; one niece, Tom (Penney) Thompson of Albert Lea; three nephews: Jonathan (Tonia) Johnson of Warren, Mich., Matthew (Kelly) Johnson of Farmington, Nathaniel (Kathy) Johnson of Owatonna. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lila Davis; sister-in-law, Lucille Johnson and brother-in-law, Kenneth Dockham.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Ron Barnett officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com. Memorials are preferred to the Eagles Cancer Telethon.