Elna S. Johnson, age 95, of 1612 Minneapolis Avenue; Gladstone, passed away on Friday, August 1st, 2008 at the Life Care Hospital in Muskegon following a brief illness. Elna has been residing with her daughter, Joan, since last August.
Elna was born November 7th, 1912 in Rapid River the daughter of John and Josephine (Hedstrom) Berg and was raised in the Rapid River area.
In her early working life, she worked on the family farm and developed a productive delivery route for farm products produced on the farm.
She later entered and completed the correspondence practical nurse program from the Chicago School of Nursing in 1942. On June 19th, 1943, Elna was united in marriage to Carl W. Johnson at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Gladstone and they subsequently made their home in Gladstone. Carl was a 45 year employee of the Soo Line Railroad and he preceded Elna in death July 22nd, 1985.
In addition to being a member of the United Evangelical Covenant Church of Delta County where she served as