Obit: Johnson, Hanna J. (1858 - 1932)

Contact: Audrey Roedel


----Sources: Loyal Tribune 16 June 1932

Johnson, Hanna J. (16 JUN 1858 - 4 JUN 1932)

Mrs. Severin Johnson passed away at her home in Greenwood June 4th after a lingering illness of many months.

Hanna Julia Halversen was born in Fet, Norway, the 16th of June 1858. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church and remained a steadfast member of her church until her death.

In 1888, at the age of thirty years she came to America and Dec. 30, of the same year was united in Holy Matrimony to Severin Johnson at Milwaukee in which vicinity they lived several years. In 1894 they moved to Clark County where they settled on a farm in the town of Unity and lived there until they moved to Greenwood thirteen years ago.

She was a woman of a lovable personality, her life being filled with only beautiful and sacred thoughts. Through her last months of suffering she was cheerful and uncomplaining thinking only of her dear ones until her Master called her to the Great Beyond.

The funeral services were held at the United Lutheran Church of Greenwood, June 7, 1932, Rev. M. K. Aaberg officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Hillside cemetery.

The pallbearers for Mrs. Johnson were Mr. Henry Jornby, Mr. John Emberson, Mr. Adolph Turnquist, Mr. Walter Hubble, Mr. Martin Johnson and Mr. Emil Kolsread.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, five children, two sons Harold and Sigward who reside on the old home place, three daughters, Olga, Mrs. Chas. Hallowell, Anna, Mrs. Perl Catlin of Loyal and Julia, Mrs. Lloyd Hebert of Greenwood, twenty-six grand children besides other relatives and a host of friends.

"In her lonely grave she sleeps

As the shadows onward fall,

And our loving hearts are weeping

No more her presence we can call.

Do not ask us if we miss her

Oh, there’s such a vacant place.

Oft we think we hear the footsteps

Or we see her smiling face.

A loving friend, true and kind

No friend like her on earth we’ll find

God called her home; it was his will

But in our hearts she lingers still

Though she is gone, love lingers on.



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