Lois M. Johnson
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Lois M. Johnson, 86, of Yankton, SD formerly of Vermillion, SD, passed away Thursday, November 14 at the Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.
Lois Moriarty was born January 15, 1927 in Marion, SD to Charles and Magdeline (Marso) Moriarty. She graduated from Yankton High School and received her Nursing degree from Mount Marty College in Yankton. She worked as a pediatric nurse at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton until her marriage to Robert Johnson on May 31, 1956 in Yankton, he died in 2002.
She enjoyed needlework, puzzles, crossword puzzles and singing in the church choir.
She is survived by her four children; Tim (Kathy) Johnson, Nick (Lili) Johnson all of Minneapolis, MN, Ann (Mark) Huff of Jupitor, FL and Meg (Bill) Beck of Lennox, SD. Also surviving her, are nine grandchildren, a great grandson, two brothers; Don (Maureen) Moriarty of Beresford, SD, Mike (Lorraine) Moriarty of Livermore, CA and a sister in law Geri Moriarty also of Livermore.
Funeral mass will be 10:30 am Tuesday, November 19 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church with burial to follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation will be Monday, November 18 starting at 5:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm all at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. hansenfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Argus Leader on Nov. 16, 2013