Doris Joyce Johnson, age 82, of Gladstone (formerly of Rock) was called home to be with our Lord on Tuesday morning April 8, 2008 while at her home in the Lakeview Assisted Living Center.
Doris was born October 12, 1925 on the family farm in Rock, the daughter of Albert and Stella (Johnson) Norden. She was raised in Rock and she was a 1943 graduate of the Rock High School.
Doris was united in marriage to Onni Johnson on June 23, 1945 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Perkins. They made their home in Rock where they raised their 5 children.
Doris was an active member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Rock, and WELCA. Doris enjoyed being on the bowling team in Rock for many years. She loved being with family and friends and would never miss an opportunity to visit. She also loved to travel and spent four winters in Guam (where she parasailed at 80 years old!). To know her was to love her. She always had a kind word, smile or one of her famous hugs for friends and strangers alike. Doris will be sadly missed by all. Her courage and strength was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
4 sons: Larry Johnson of Rock, Daniel Johnson of Rock, Jeffery (Mary) Johnson of Guam, Craig (Debbie) Johnson of Green Bay, WI
3 sisters: Erma Turunen, Lois (Roy) Curtis, Sandra Carlson
2 brothers: Lee (Dora) Norden and William “Bill” (Shirley) Norden
17 grandchildren Joseph Johnson, Matthew (Tanya Hedjazi) Johnson, Elizabeth (James) Walhof, Andrew (Ariana) Johnson, Shannon Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, Joseph (Sarah) Sacco, Jason Sacco, Joely (Aaron) Lund, Shasta (Ernest) Oberst, Andy Johnson, Cory Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Cody Johnson, Rick (Amy) Saeger, Shana (Luke) Gliniecki, Chad (Rachel) Saeger
15 great grandchildren: Roman & Kayla Johnson, Maya Johnson, Katya, Benjamin, & Corin Walhof, Payton & Sydney Siirila, Skyler & Reese Lund, Jaden & Landon Oberst, Samantha & Danielle Saeger, and Alexis Gliniecki.
Numerous nieces and nephews and very special friend and caretaker, Kathy Johnson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by:
Husband, Onni on March 3, 2001, daughter, Diane, 5 brothers, (Richard (Dick), Robert (Bob), Ronald, Alph, & Clarence (Butch) Norden), sister Clarice Ackerman & 2 brother-in-laws, Roy Ackerman, and Jim Carlson.