|12/30/2022 10:23:00 AM|
Beverly Jane Johnson, age 87, passed away on December 18, 2022 at Parmly Vindauga View Assisted Living.
Beverly was born in Taylors Falls, Minnesota on August 16, 1935 to John and Florence Gustafson.
In 1945, John bought the Jericho School House near Palmdale, Minnesota and made it their home. Beverly graduated from Taylors Falls High School Class of 1953. She met the love of her life Russell Johnson who was from Milltown, Wisconsin while serving his country in the Air Force. Russell was stationed at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia.
Russ and Bev got married in 1954 at the First Lutheran Church in Taylors Falls. They made Valdosta, Georgia (near the base) their home. In 1956, while in Georgia, their first child was born. Also in 1956, they moved to Lindstrom and bought the Phillips 66 Station where Beverly did much of the bookkeeping. They ran the service station for 40 years.
Beverly was involved in the church for many years, serving on the Altar Guild. She was an avid snowmobile rider back in the day. She always liked watching the Twins and Vikings. She loved socializing with friends and family and playing card games.
In her later years she would always be watching church services on TV because she had a hard time getting around. She was a great woman of faith.
Beverly is preceded in death by her husband Russell; infant daughter Renae; sisters Donna Chartrand, Charlotte (John) Schoen, parents John and Florence (Olson) Gustafson, and many aunts, uncles, and other relatives. Many great friends and family have been waiting in Heaven to greet her.
Beverly is survived by her daughter Ronda Johnson, sons Rick (Christine) Johnson, and Rusty; grandchildren Stephanie (Steve) Pribyl, Trevor (Michelle) Johnson; great grandsons Mitchel Pribyl, Zachary Johnson, and Lucas Johnson; brother Mike (Barb) Gustafson, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and brother and sister-in-law Jan and Chuck Kruse.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 10a.m. – 12 noon Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom, Minnesota to be followed by a luncheon held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lindstrom. Interment at Fairview Cemetery in Lindstrom.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. The family would like to thank the staff at Parmly and Ecumen Hospice for taking such great care of Beverly. Condolences may be expressed online at www.grandstrandfh.com