Starla Johnson, 1958-2018

Published 1:00 am Saturday, September 22, 2018

Starla Lynn (Hillman) Johnson, 60, of Waseca died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loved ones — those dearest to her heart.

Starla Johnson

Starla Lynn (Hillman) Johnson was born April 20, 1958, at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea. Starla was the daughter of Arlington and Alberta (Becker) Hillman.

Starla was united in marriage to Jon Alan Johnson on Oct. 22, 1983, at the First Lutheran Church of Glenville. Jon and Starla made their home in Waterville, where they raised their two children, Nicole and Lisa.

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Starla exemplified love, commitment, friendship and family. Starla’s infectious laugh and warm heart touched so many people.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jon Johnson, of Waseca; her daughters Nicole Benzick of Waseca and Lisa and her husband, Christopher Davidson, of Waseca; her grandchildren Lilian, Carter and Madelynn; her mother-in-law, Elna Johnson, of Mankato; brothers and sisters Jimmy Becker and his wife, Judy, of LaPorte, Cynthia Nelson of Northwood, Audrey Hillman of Glenville, Sandra and her husband, Dennis Fredrickson, of Glenville, Lynnette and her husband, Ron, of Waseca, Arlington Jr. Hillman and his wife, Carol, of Northwood, Joel Johnson of St. Paul, Jeri Johnson of Alpha and Jana and her husband, Terry Roemen, of Ceylon; and many nieces, nephews, and other loved ones.

Starla was preceded in death by her parents Arlington and Alberta Hillman; father-in-law, Merlyn Johnson; her brother, Terry Hillman; her sister, Cheryl Hilman; and her brother-in-law, Kenneth Nelson.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca and will continue Monday one hour before services at the church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church in Waseca. Burial will follow at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca.