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Living Word Lutheran Church, LCMC
Wednesday February 7th, 2018

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Living Word Lutheran Church, LCMC
Wednesday February 7th, 2018

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Ethel Edna Johnson

Ethel Edna (Gullickson) Johnson was born on November 25, 1931, in Flandreau, SD, to George and Rena (Lovejoy) Gullickson. One of nine siblings, Ethel grew up in the Flandreau area. In 1949, she was united in marriage to Daryl Dean Johnson. To this union were born children Joanne, Sally, Deb, Dean and Dori. In addition to raising her family, Ethel worked in the dietary department at the Veteran’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. She earned her General Education Diploma while in her 40s and attended the University of Sioux Falls and Augustana University. In the mid-1990s Ethel moved to Marshall. She was an excellent cook and she loved flower and vegetable gardening. She also loved music of all types and enjoyed dancing. Ethel read her bible diligently and enjoyed going to church. She was a very social person and enjoyed playing bingo, dominoes and dice games. Due to health reasons, Ethel recently moved to Alexandria to be closer to family. She died on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the Knute Nelson Care Center in Alexandria, MN. Survivors include her children Joanne Talley of Hutchinson, KS, Sally Larson of Westminster, CA, Deb Severson of Alexandria, MN, grandchildren Heidi, Brent, Hunter, Ryan, Kyle (and Trinh), Lindsay, Lance (and Sarah,) Jamie ( and Lance Snell,) Jace (and Nicole,) Brian (and Beth), and Kali, great-grandchildren Huntington, Waylon, Jaxon, Addison and Baylee, Trevor, Brett and Levi, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Dean Johnson, daughter Dori Bowie and all of her siblings.

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So sorry to hear about Ethals passing. She was such a sweet lady and l enjoyed visiting with her when ever Dean had gatherings at his place or for his kids birthdays and she would be there. My mom and Ethal new each other as well from both being Senior Companions in Sioux Falls. My deepest condolences to all of you as well as my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Corey Feb 11 2018 9:24 AM

Deb, Jamie, and family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers. Cathy

Cathy Drager Feb 5 2018 11:16 PM

My deepest condolences goes out to your family. It is unthinkable to lose a relative in death, but the Bible talks about a time when we will be able to see our dead loved ones again(Revelation 21:3,4). For more upbuilding information feel free to visit JW.org.

Caitlyn Feb 3 2018 10:50 AM

To: Deb and all of Ethel's family - we are so sorry to hear of Ethel's passing. She was a beautiful, wonderful, faith-filled lady with so many talents, lots of spunk, and a great giggle. She was a true friend to Mom. We enjoyed her sharing of baked goods, cooking, and garden gifts. We are grateful to have known her. May God surround you with warmth during your grief journey. Our sincere sympathy. Shirley & Roger Przybys

Shirley & Roger Feb 2 2018 1:46 AM

I always thought Ethel had such a mischievous smile, she always seemed willing to try anything.

Elaine Wyffels Feb 1 2018 3:22 PM

Deb & Jamie, Family gatherings will never be the same without Grandma. I will miss her jokes, her laughter and cherish the memories of all our times together. Birthday & Holiday dinners won't be the same, but I know that her, Dean & Dori will be having one great party each time we do. Love you, The "Good Daughter"

Mandy W. Feb 1 2018 2:28 PM