Mavis Johnson, 91, of Harmony

Mavis N. Johnson, 91, of Harmony, died Aug. 8, 2019, at the Gundersen Harmony Care Center.

She was born Dec. 7, 1927, in rural Lanesboro to Corday and Betsey Thompson. She graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1945 and married Donald A. Johnson of Harmony on July 30, 1950, settling on a farm in the Harmony area.

She worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone, Fillmore County Sheriff's Office, and KFIL Radio. In 1979, she and her husband sold the farm and retired, moving into Harmony, where she enjoyed walking with her friends, gardening, crocheting and was an avid reader.

She also enjoyed volunteering at Harmony Healthcare for over 20 years and was an active member at Greenfield Lutheran Church, serving on several committees, church council, WELCA and the Miriam Circle.

She is survived by her brother, Robert (Marilyn) Thompson of Lanesboro; three sisters, Charlotte Johnson of Whalan, Phylis (Nester) Chiglo of Caledonia and Marjorie Drake of Lanesboro; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald; a baby daughter, Betsey Louise; a brother, Donald Thompson, and his wife, Beverly; brothers-in-law, David Drake and Gene Johnson; and nephew, Robin Drake.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Greenfield Lutheran Church, Harmony, with the Rev. Nicholas D. Drake officiating. Burial was in the Greenfield Cemetery in Harmony.

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