Virginia Johnson, 81

Virginia Mae Johnson, age 81, of Cokato, formerly of Darwin, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at the Cokato Manor.

Virginia Mae (Lewerenz) Johnson, daughter of Rudolph and Martha (Zeppelin) Lewerenz was born June 26, 1937, in Ellsworth Township.

Virginia was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith, and was presently a member of All Saints Lutheran Church. Virginia graduated from Dassel High School in 1956.

Virginia was united in marriage to Glenn R. Johnson Nov. 5, 1959, at Oak Knoll Lutheran Church in Wayzata. Together, they made their home on a farm in Darwin Township.

Virginia had worked as a nanny, at Green Giant Canning Company in Cokato, and helped Glenn on the family farm. Virginia made her home in Darwin until she moved to Brookridge Apartments in Cokato in 2015.

She loved to spend time outdoors and in her flower garden. She had a wonderful heart and had a soft spot for young children, often volunteering as a foster grandparent for several kids. She had received a volunteer award for the many hours she would give of her time.

Virginia loved holidays and getting together with her family and playing games with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She lived vicariously through her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Virginia is survived by her sons, Vernon (Ava) Johnson of Savage, and Scott (Kim) Johnson of Darwin, four grandchildren, Matthew Scott Johnson, Catie Sue (Johnson) Bebeau, Michelle Lynn (Huro) Sheldon, and Melissa Ann Huro, three great-grandchildren, Isaiah Liebfried, Adam Harrison, and Torie Harrison.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn, her parents, Rudolph and Martha Lewerenz, her brothers, Vernon, Myron, and Gary Lewerenz, and her special friend, Elmer Lund.

A funeral service took place Monday, June 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church in Darwin, with the Rev. Joe Midthun officiating. The interment took place at the Swan Lake Cemetery in rural Dassel.

There was a one-hour visitation prior to the service Monday at All Saints Lutheran Church in Darwin.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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