Beverly Johnson, 85, formerly of Lanesboro

Beverly A. Johnson, 85, of Eagan and formerly of Rochester, died on Monday, April 8, 2019, at her home at Eagan Pointe Senior Living.

Beverly Ann Lange was born on Oct. 5, 1933, to William and Ethel (Martenson) Lange in Long Prairie.

She grew up in Long Prairie and graduated from Long Prairie High School in 1951.

On Aug. 30, 1952, she married Clarence Johnson in Long Prairie.

In 1956, the couple moved to Lanesboro. She worked at Lanesboro Sales Commission and worked with her husband at his television sales and service business. She later worked at KFIL Radio as a copywriter in Preston. Her husband died in 1993, and she moved to Rochester in 2003. After his death, she assisted in establishing the Craig A. Johnson Scholarship Fund for accounting students at UW-Eau Claire.

She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro. During her many years in Lanesboro, she was involved in various community organizations including Legion Auxiliary, Buffalo Bill Days, Fillmore County American Cancer Society, Relay for Life and Lanesboro Golf Course. While in Rochester, she was a volunteer with Mayo Hospice, which she found to be very fulfilling. She enjoyed concerts, plays, playing checkers with grandchildren, shopping and most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Barb (David) Goodell of Eagan; five grandchildren, Rachel Johnson (Brandon La Sell) of St. Anthony, Adam (Samantha) Johnson of Eau Claire, Wis., Lauren Goodell of St. Louis Park, Aaron (Claire Simonson) of Denver and Lindsey Goodell of Eagan; one very special great-granddaughter, Emma Christine Johnson of Eau Claire, Wis.; and one brother, Florian Lange of Deerwood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, and son, Craig, in 2001.

A funeral service for her was held on Saturday, April 13, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester with the Rev. Norman W. Wahl officiating. Burial took place at the Lanesboro Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to the Craig A. Johnson Scholarship Fund for accounting students at UW-Eau Claire.

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