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Lillian Bloom Johnson
Lillian Bloom Johnson was born June 27, 1924 into a large family on a dairy farm near Shafer, Minnesota. In her childhood she would ski to Long Lake school, and began her life-long passion with music by singing in school and church choirs. She also walked into Shafer for piano lessons where one of the town boys, Les Johnson would sometimes walk her home. During the winter, Lil and Les would sit together and warm their feet in a woodstove oven. Lil and Les eventually became high school sweethearts and married on September 27, 1945.
Lil was a devoted and bold disciple of Jesus Christ, readily sharing her faith with all. She loved the Word of God, and for many years was a mentor and Bible study leader. She often ministered to the sick and dying and was a faithful prayer warrior. Not only did she and Les pray for friends and family by name every morning; every phone conversation ended with a prayer.
Lil lived most of her adult years in Excelsior, Minnesota. She served her family and community through her gift of hospitality as an excellent cook and homemaker. Everyone was warmly welcomed into their home and the coffee pot was always on.
Later in life, they moved to Chisago City and became residents at the Point Pleasant senior center. There Lil shared her love of music by playing piano for weekly church services and “Happy Notes” song fests which she organized and led. She was a member of the Lakes Free Church in Lindstrom and was active in the Adult Bible Fellowship class.
Preceding Lil in death are eight siblings and son, Gregory. Survivors are husband of 72 years, Les Johnson, brother Richard Bloom (Alice), and children Steven Johnson (Jerri), Daniel Johnson (Susan), Susan Ewert (James), and Jennifer Munger (Scott). Other survivors include 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren with more on the way. Several others would name Lil as their spiritual mother.
Lil was welcomed into her beloved Jesus’ arms after a short illness on January 4, 2018.
Funeral Services were held 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 9, 2017 at the Lakes Free Church in Lindstrom. A visitation was held from 4-7pm, Monday, January 8, at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom and continued one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was in the Chisago Lakes cemetery in Center City, MN. Arrangements are with the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com.