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Willma E. Johnson, 87

Jun 19, 2016

Willma Johnson

Wells Willma Esther Johnson, age 87, of Wells, died June 9, 2016 at Parkview Care Center in Wells. A funeral service was held Monday, June 13, 2016 at Wells United Methodist Church, the Pr. Paul Woolverton officiated. Interment was at Rosehill Cemetery in Wells.

Willma was born Sept. 4, 1928, the daughter of William and Mabel (Claus) Lacher. She graduated from Kiester High School in 1946 and went to Beauty School in Mankato. Willma was united in marriage to Robert Johnson on Sept. 17, 1947 in Nashua, Iowa. Willma was very creative. She was a talented beautician and cake decorator. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, gardening, canning and spending time with her family. Willma was a longtime, active member of the Wells United Methodist church, a volunteer for the Interfaith Caregivers, and a strong advocate for farmers.

Willma is survived by her sons, Neil (Marlene) Johnson, of Denver, Colorado, Charlie (Deb) Johnson, of Wells, and Scott (Linda) Johnson, of Wells; nine grandchildren, Rebecca (Tom) Schnoor, Rob (Greta) Johnson, Amanda Johnson (Gary “Buzz” Osborn), Heather Johnson (Brad Fitzner), Nicki (Paul) Dambowy, Darin (Rachel) Johnson, Missy (Brad) Roux, Amber (Andy) Cords, and Lindsay Johnson (Jordan Drager); 14 great-grandchildren Taylor and Jordan Schnoor, Kya, Jaxton and Jase Johnson, Brennan and Lola Dambowy, Tyra, Lexi and Aaron Johnson, Esme and Emmett Roux and Kylin and Kenlie Cords; sisters-in-law, Sharon Lacher, Clarice Johnson, Darlene Redman and Margaret Johnson, all of Wells; many nieces, nephews and their families.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 60 years, Robert; son Gary; and siblings Howard (Doris) Lacher, Dale Lacher, and LaVonne (Carlyle) Lent.

Memorial are preferred to the Wells United Methodist Church. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home is assisting the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.brussheitner.com.