Obituaries for July 17, 2002

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Clair Alton Johnson, 80

Clair Alton Johnson, 80, of Blooming Prairie, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at Austin Medical Center.

He was born March 4, 1922, to Clarence Oscar and Agnes (Hanson) Johnson in Fountain.

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He spent most of his life in Blooming Prairie, graduating from Blooming Prairie High School in 1941.

On Sept. 9, 1945, he married Bonita Severson at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, rural Austin; she died May 11, 1987.

A television and radio repair man for almost 50 years, he owned and operated Johnson's Radio TV Sales and Service in Blooming Prairie.

He was a member of American Legion Post 52, VFW Post 878 and a charter member of Blooming Prairie Lions Club. He was very active in the First Lutheran Church and in the Boy Scouts as a Scout master and explorer post leader. A member of Experimental Aircraft Association, he loved flying and owned his own plane.

Survivors include son, Bruce (Sue) Johnson, Byron; daughter, Kristine (Dale) Schuchard, Kasson; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Marlys Bair, Wabasha; Yvonne Lau, Ankeny, Iowa; Gloria (Earl) Galbraith, Chula Vista, Calif.; Sharon (Dale) Hertle, Talmoon; relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a brother-in-law.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the funeral home and Friday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m., Friday, at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with the Rev. Richard Hegal officiating.

Interment: First Lutheran Cemetery in Blooming Prairie with military honors by VFW Post 878 and American Legion Post 52.

Funeral Home: Worlein-Blooming Prairie Funeral Home, Blooming Prairie.

Memorials: To First Lutheran Church and to Prairie Manor Nursing Home.

Beverly Jean Anderson, 70

Beverly Jean Anderson, 70, of Austin, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home. Her body was donated to the Mayo Medical School.

She was born June 22, 1932, in Ridgeway, Pa., to Arvid Knute and Sarah Cecilia Anderson.

She graduated from high school in Wilcox, Pa. and then attended business college.

In 1957, she moved to Austin and was briefly employed at J.C. Penney and the Austin Clinic before being hired by Hormel Foods. She retired in 1995 after 33 years of service.

She was a member of Northwest Church of Christ and enjoyed traveling, reading, volunteer work and visiting with family and friends.

Survivors include sister, Doris (Mrs. Anthony) Vito, Levittown, Pa.; nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister.

Service: 3 p.m. memorial service, Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Northwest Church of Christ, 1000 First Avenue NW in Austin, with Pastors David DeFor and Alan Sheldon officiating.