Dorothy L. Johnson(1918 - 2012)

Dorothy L. Johnson, 93


Feb. 15, 1918-Jan. 15, 2012

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Clearwater for Dorothy L. Johnson, 93, of Clearwater who died Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Country Manor Care Center in Sartell with family by her side. Reverend Steven Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday (TODAY) at the Daniel Funeral Home in Clearwater and after 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Clearwater.

Dorothy was born on February 15, 1918 in Brainerd, Minnesota to the late David and Helen (Hollenbach) Tugwell. She married Alton H. Johnson on September 17, 1949 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd. She was employed as a bookkeeper at the Brainerd Courthouse. The couple moved to St . Cloud in 1955 and to Clearwater in 1978. She was a member of St. Luke's Parish and Christian Women.

Dorothy was an avid gardener who loved her flowers. She also enjoyed dancing, bowling, word circle puzzle books, scrabble and playing cards. She also treasured time spent with her granddaughters.

Survivors include her children, Alice of Waite Park, Richard and his wife Karen of Sauk Rapids, Theresa of St. Cloud; four granddaughters, Teri Setrum and her husband Mike of St. Cloud, Amy K. Johnson of Madison, Wisconsin, Vicki Halvorson and her husband Mike of St. Cloud, Kelly Imholte and her husband Shaun of St. Cloud; three great grandchildren, Dylan, Chloe and Brayden Setrum; and sister, Rosemary Buley and her husband Jim of Brainerd.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton in 2004; sister, Irene Kline; and brothers, David and John "Dutch" Tugwell.

A special thank you to the staff at Country Manor for the care given to Dorothy.


Funeral Home

Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1100 Professional Drive Clearwater, MN 55320
(320) 558-2232

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 17, 2012