Harriet Johnson, 1931-2017

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Memorial services for Harriet L. Johnson, 86, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at West Freeborn Lutheran Church. The Rev. Steven Schwartz will officiate. Interment will be at West Freeborn Lutheran 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. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com

Harriet Johnson

Harriet died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at her home.

Harriet L. Johnson was born May 13, 1931, at home on a farm in Steele County, the daughter of Harry and Cannetta (Loken) Helland. She was baptized June 21, 1931, at the Le Seuer River Lutheran Church in rural New Richland;  her sponsors were Chris and Sara Hagen, Della Paulson and Elmer Loken. She was confirmed at West Freeborn Lutheran Church and graduated from Freeborn High School in 1949. On April 8, 1951, Harriet was united in marriage to Robert Johnson at West Freeborn Lutheran Church. She was a stay-at-home mom and worked alongside her husband on the farm. Harriet was a member of West Freeborn Lutheran Church, where she served on altar guild, ladies aid treasurer and president for one year.

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Survivors include her husband, Robert; children Nannette (Wayne) Hendrickson, Mark (Gail) Johnson and Candace (Steve) Sorensen; daughter-in-law, Candy Johnson; grandchildren Amy (Kory) Newman, Matthew (Jenny) Hendrickson, Brent Hendrickson, Trent Johnson, Danielle Johnson and special friend Dan, Mackenzie Johnson and Kacey Johnson; great-grandchildren Alexa, Ashley and Alyvia Newman, Madison and Preston Hendrickson and Hope and Jacob Hendrickson; in-laws Robert and Wilma Pestorious, Jean Collins and Jane Crowe and many nieces and nephews.

Harriet was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Cannetta Helland; father and mother-in-law Willie and Alice Johnson; son, Neil Johnson; great-grandbaby, Karissa Joy Hendrickson; sister Lenore and Blair Forsythe and brothers-in-law Wesley Crowe and Pat Collins.