Della passed away Thurs., May 21 at the age of 103. She was born Sept. 21, 1905 in Sherburn, Minn. to John and Minnie Nelson. Della attended Mankato College in Minnesota and after receiving her teaching certificate took the train to Roundup to start her teaching career. She returned to Minnesota and married Roald H. Johnson who served as Principal of Wayzata High School until his retirement. Della was active in her church, League of Women Voters and her PEO chapter. She was preceded in death by her husband Roald, her son Maj. Bruce W. Johnson USMC and seven brothers and sisters.
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She is survived by her daughter, Julie Mae Carisch (Gerald) of Bozeman, her daughter-in-law, Etsuko Johnson of San Diego Calif.; grandchildren, Michael Carisch (Tamara) of Bozeman; Heather Remitz (Rick) of Bozeman; Cristina Curvin (Peter) of Crested Butte, Colo; great grandchildren Luke, Gracie and Sylvia Carisch of Bozeman; Charlee Mae and Reed Remitz of Bozeman and Elizabeth and Patrick Curvin of Crested Butte. She will be truly missed by her family.
Cremation has taken place and Della will be buried in Wayzata, Minn. Memorials can be sent to Children's Cancer Research Fund, 7801 E Bush Lake Road, Suite 130, Minneapolis, MN 55439.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Gallatin Rest Home in Bozeman for all their wonderful care of Della the past four years. They are outstanding care givers.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 24, 2009