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Lorraine M. Johnson

July 12, 1928 ~ July 25, 2020 (age 92)



Lorraine M. Johnson, 92, of New London, died Saturday, July 25, 2020, at GlenOaks Care Center in New London.  A private memorial service will be held.  A visitation will be held Friday, from 2-3:30 pm on Friday, at Crow River Lutheran Church in rural Belgrade.  Social distancing rules and masks are required.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to GlenOaks Memory Care Unit or Crow River Lutheran Church.  Services are entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home in New London.  www.hafh.org

Lorraine Mary Johnson was born on July 12, 1928, in Lake Henry, Minnesota, the daughter of Peter and Josephine (Lehnen) Zirbes.  She grew up in Lake Henry where she attended St. Margaret’s Catholic School.  On August 11, 1948, Lorraine was united in marriage to Norman Johnson, at Crow River Lutheran Church near Belgrade.  This union was blessed with two sons and a daughter.  The family made their home in New London where Lorraine was a homemaker and helped Norman run the family business. 

Lorraine was a member of Crow River Lutheran Church where she was active in the quilting circle and WELCA.  Lorraine was also a member of the New London American Legion Post #537 Auxiliary.  She loved baking, knitting mittens for the family, crocheting afghans and hand towels, growing African violets, and going out to eat with Norman.   In her younger years, she traveled locally with Norman and his band and still loved listening to old-time music.

Lorraine M. Johnson died Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the age of 92.  She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Norman; children:  Michael (Geraldine) of San Tan Valley, AZ, Tammy (Wayne) Hendrickson, of New London, and Robbie (Shannon) of New London; six grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  she is also survived by her siblings, Norman (Mary) Zirbes of St. Cloud and Mary Ann (Dale) Parkhurst of Mound; brother-in-law, Richard Johnson of Spicer, and sister-in-law, Gervaise Peterson of Wayzata.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, and four brothers. 

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July 31, 2020

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Crow River Lutheran Church, Belgrade

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