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Ulla Johnson

July 4, 1924 — June 20, 2016

Ulla "Ollie" S. Johnson, 91, of Duluth, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2016 in Essentia Health in Duluth. Ollie was born in Mjolby, Sweden on July 4, 1924 to C. Martin and Signe (Enroth) Carlson. She was a 1942 graduate of Denfeld High School and married Gilbert "Gil" Johnson on June 14, 1947 in Duluth. Ollie worked for Heimbach Lumber Co. until she and Gil started their family. She later worked for Duluth Beauty Supply and Sears until retirement. She was a life-long member of First Covenant Church, where she taught Sunday School, was an active member of Covenant Women and worked on various committees. She loved any type of puzzles, Bingo and "Wipes and Ups" card game which she taught and played with all of her grandchildren. Ollie enjoyed knitting, crocheting, camping, traveling, and socializing with her many friends including those in the Sewing Club, Sears Group, Highland Chateau Group and First Covenant Breakfast Club. She was dedicated to her family and loved spending time with them. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gil, three brothers, Andy (Ev), Jolly (Clara) and Bert (Virg) and a brother-in-law, Rev. Cliff Johnson. She is survived by her three daughters, Nancy (Mike) Jones of Punta Gorda, FL, Barb (Ron) Meyer of Duluth and Diane (Doug) Hinderks of Duluth; a son, Rick (Mary) of Hermantown; 10 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Alayne Johnson of Northbrook, IL and many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to her nurse, Katie, at Essentia Health for her compassionate care during the final days of Ollie's life. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016 in Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home and will continue from 9 until the 10 a.m. funeral service Saturday in First Covenant Church, 2101 West 2nd St, Pastor Mark Kelly officiating. Burial in Sunrise Cemetery. Memorials to First Covenant Church would be appreciated.

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