Dorothy Johnson, 1942-2016

Published 9:00 am Sunday, January 3, 2016

Funeral services for Dorothy (Lozen) Johnson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Theodore Catholic Church. The Rev. Russell Scepaniak will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bonnerup Funeral Service chapel in Albert Lea, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at St. Theodore Cemetery.

Dorothy passed away on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea.  She was 73.

Dorothy Johnson

Dorothy Johnson

Dorothy Mae (Lozen) Johnson was born at home on Sept. 26, 1942, to Bertram and Marion (Vermander) Lozen in Mount Clemens, Michigan. She attended and graduated from St. Louis Catholic High School in Mount Clemens. She then went on to St. Joseph’s Nursing School in Mount Clemens, where she graduated in 1962.

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On Feb. 8, 1964, she was united in marriage to Clayton Johnson in Mount Clemens. The couple moved to Albert Lea, a place they called home, in March of 1964. Dorothy worked the last 40 years as a nurse at St. John’s Lutheran Home, and loved what she did.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clayton; parents Bertram and Marion Lozen; sister, Gerry (Jack) Fraser; brother-in-law, Bob (Joann) Klitzke; mother and father in-law Clifford Sr. and Marvel Johnson.

She will be missed by her children Patrick Johnson, Sandy (Bob) Bera and Jeff (Michele) Johnson; grandchildren Stephen (Laura) Bera, Nick Bera and special friend, Ashley Bergers, Matthew Bera and Samuel, Maggie and Annie Johnson; siblings Bert (Elaine) Lozen, Norman (Kay) Lozen, Barb (Bob) Sanderson, Don (Jane) Lozen, Pat Swanson, Mike (Jackie) Lozen and Kathy Lozen; brother and sister in-law Clifford (Jody) Johnson; as well as many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.

Memorials may be sent to Mount Saint Joseph, 24955 N. Highway 12, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 or St. John’s Community Center in Albert Lea.