Betty Johnson, 1932-2016

Published 9:59 am Friday, September 16, 2016

Betty A. Johnson, 84, of Austin died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at St. Marys Campus at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester.

She was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Amboy and attended school in Albert Lea. On Oct. 8, 1950, Betty and Eugene ‘Gene’ Johnson were married at Zion

Betty Johnson

Betty Johnson

Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. She worked for J.C. Penney in Albert Lea and then at Burr Oak Manor and the Country Kitchen in Austin. Betty later owned and operated the Old Colony Board and Care, now the Carlson Home. Throughout her married life Betty was a homemaker who loved to bake and sew. Her family was very important to her. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Betty will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

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Betty is survived by her daughters Peggy (Cletus) Ratigan of Austin and Nancy (Trent) Robertson of Foley; her son, Randy Johnson of Brownsdale; her grandchildren Kelly Oliver, Mark (Hannah) Ratigan, Jennifer (Ty) Vlasaty, Eric Johnson, Brendan Johnson, Quentin Robertson, Natasha Robertson, Victori Robertson and Mikayla Robertson; great-grandchildren Emily and Noah Oliver, Caleb and Eisley Ratigan and Emma and Mya Johnson; her sister, Donna Giordano of Vail, Colorado; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Esther and Ervin Stanton; her husband, Eugene Johnson; her sister, Maxine; and brothers-in-law Kenneth and Gilbert.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Austin. The Rev. Larry LaDassor will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and for one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Interment will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at