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 Veteranâs 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.