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Elaine Johnson

September 12, 1922 — January 30, 2021

Perham, MN

Elaine Marie (Doll) Johnson, age 98, joined the choir of angels in Heaven on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Perham Living.

Elaine was born to Anthony and Ida (Kollman) Doll on September 12, 1922 at Rush Lake.  She was the youngest of four children. As a child Elaine attended country school in Rush Lake and graduated from Perham High School in 1940.

Elaine met the love of her life Andrew J. Johnson at a church social. They were married October 8, 1940 at St. Lawrence Church in Rush Lake. Andy and Elaine raised their five children on a farm in Corliss Township near Perham. In 1979 they retired from farm living and moved to town spending the rest of their days as city folk.

Throughout her years she provided loving childcare to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also worked for the Perham School District and enjoyed seeing her grandchildren while at work. Andy and Elaine stayed busy with gardening, canning, taking country rides looking for deer, ice fishing, visiting their children, and getting the occasional Dairy Queen treat.

Elaine's family was the center of her world and she was invested in being the best mother and grandmother possible. She was an impeccable host, always concerned with those around her and was not comfortable unless she had offered food, drink, candy or if needed, the shirt off her back. She gave all she could and found great satisfaction in serving others.

Elaine gave unconditional and unending love to all of her family, expecting nothing in return. She reminded everyone that her family was her most cherished possession and she couldn't imagine life without them.

A strong German woman, full of life, faith, hope and love. She was a beacon of light for all to admire. Her life was grounded in her abiding faith, guiding her every moment. Her daily prayers served as a constant reminder of her commitment to the Lord.

Elaine is survived by one daughter, Connie (Joe) Sczygiel, three sons, John (Anna) Johnson, Ron (Fran) Johnson, Randy (Peggy) Johnson, all of Perham, and son-in-law, Stanley Malikowski of Frazee.  She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives & friends.

Preceding Elaine in death were her parents; her husband, Andy (1996); oldest daughter, Marie Malikowski; two brothers, Clarence & Alphonse; sister, Eleanor Leaders; brothers-in-law, Jack Leaders, Romey & Pat Johnson, Hank Bleichner, Jim Pauly, and Ervin Hemmelgarn; sisters-in-law, Lucille Doll, Lorraine Hemmelgarn, Aggie Bleichner, Florence Pauly, Lorraine Johnson, & Laura Johnson; and great grandsons, Josh Karsnia & Jacob Holtan.

Walk-through visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and parish prayers at 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 1st at St. Henry’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church. Father Matthew Kuhn & Deacon Randy Alstadt officiating. Internment at 12:00 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, Perham.

Arrangements are with Schoeneberger Funeral and Cremation services of Perham www.schoenebergerfh.com 218-346-5175

Facial coverings will be required and please follow social distancing guidelines. Service will be livestreamed.


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Visitation

Monday, February 1, 2021

5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

St. Henry's Catholic Church

234 2nd Ave SW, Perham, MN 56573

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Recitation of the Rosary

Monday, February 1, 2021

Starts at 6:30pm (Central time)

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234 2nd Ave SW, Perham, MN 56573

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Prayer Service

Monday, February 1, 2021

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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Interment

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery

701 1st Ave N, Perham, MN 56573

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