Beverly Johannsen, 93, Albert Lea

Published 9:21 am Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Funeral services for Beverly I. Johannsen, 93, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, Hartland. The Rev. Dennis Frank will officiate. Interment will be in the Hartland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at

Beverly died on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Beverly Johannsen

Beverly Johannsen

Beverly Irene Johannsen was born on June 7, 1920, in Freeborn County, the daughter of Sidney and Nikoline (Jakobson) Gilbertson. She grew up in rural Freeborn County and attended District No. 16 and District No. 21 schools. On Oct. 2, 1937, Beverly was united in marriage to William C. Johannsen in Gordonsville. The couple farmed together and Beverly worked at Herters and in housekeeping at the New Richland Care Center. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Cross of Glory Lutheran Church where she served as the Altar Guild president for many years. Beverly enjoyed gardening, flowers, needlework, reading, playing bingo, her Bunco club and watching westerns. Blessed be her memory.

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Survivors include her children Jeanine (Larry) Staines of Arnolds Park, Iowa, Warren (Linda) Johannsen of Twin Lakes, Dale (Dixie) Johannsen of Freeborn and Jill Witter of Albert Lea; daughters-in-law Gerda Johannsen of Northfield and Judy Johannsen of New Richland; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; sons William Jr. and Jerry; daughter, Julie (Ed) Supalla; and granddaughter, Jessica.