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Georgie Lorraine Johnson

October 15, 1914 April 10, 2008
Georgie Lorraine Johnson
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Obituary for Georgie Lorraine Johnson

Round Lake, Minnesota
     G. Lorraine Johnson, 93, was born on October 15, 1914, in Callaway, NE, the daughter of Thomas and Dolly (Pierce) McGuigan.  In 1920, the family moved to Lake Park, IA.  Lorraine married Cecil Johnson on June 23, 1933, in the prayer chapel of the Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls, SD.  In 1935, they moved to a farm near Round Lake, MN, where they were depression horse farmers.  Lorraine was active in the Round Lake School, serving as room mother, President of the PTA, and working in the hot lunch program and Right to Read Program.  She was co-leader of the 4-H program and active in the Brownies and Girl Scouts for many years.  Lorraine joined the Round Lake Presbyterian Church in 1935 and enjoyed every minute of her involvement in Sunday School Classes, Superintendent of Sunday School, teaching Sunday School and Bible School, President of Women’s Association, and Youth Fellowship.  She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors, Eastern Star, and the American Legion Auxiliary, retiring after serving them with 50 years each.  She also enjoyed playing Bridge and 500.  Lorraine worked on Main Street for 26 years in the Round Lake Post Office.  She and Cecil ran the General Store for 11 years and decided it was time to take it easy and enjoy her family and friends.  “What a great bunch and I am proud of all of them.”  “What a wonderful life I’ve had….I’d like to do it again.”  Lorraine was able to reside in her own home until 2007, when she moved to Sioux City, IA, to live with her daughter, Jan.  She was blessed with a big loving family that numbers close to 100 people.  Lorraine died on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, IA.
     Lorraine is survived by six children; C. Devere (Kaye) Johnson of Worthington, MN, Alan Sevie (Fran) Johnson of Denver, CO, Tom (Becky) Johnson of Safford, AZ, Jan Lennon of Sioux City, IA, Jil (Bruce) Clarkson of Minneapolis, MN, and Dr. Andy Paul (Monica) Johnson of Clintonville, WI; 13 grandsons; 8 granddaughters; 47 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren, and 8 dear nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil in 1989; her parents, Tom and Dolly McGuigan; one brother, Robert McGuigan, and one granddaughter, Johanna.
     Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 2, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Round Lake, MN, with Rev. Robert Bartlett officiating.  Lorraine requested a sign by the church door that says “Welcome to my Going Home Party”.  Burial of her cremains will be in the Round Lake Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to First Presbyterian Church in Round Lake.  

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.


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