Priscilla Ann Johnson, 75

Published 8:21 am Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Priscilla Ann Johnson, 75, of Logansport passed away peacefully on Aug. 1, 2010, after a courageous five year battle with cancer.

She was born Nov. 7, 1934, in Austin to Frederick and Anna Arett. She graduated from Austin High School in 1952. Priscilla was married to Dean M. Johnson on Dec. 14, 1957, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. She moved to Logansport in 1968 and has made her home there since then.

Priscilla was secretary to the athletic director at Logansport High School for 24 years, retiring in 1994. She enjoyed working with LHS coaches, her associates, and student helpers, and was still an avid “Berries Sports” fan.

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She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church and an active participant in Sunday morning worship.

Priscilla and Dean were campers and travelers. She visited all 50 states along with many foreign countries.

Priscilla is survived by her husband, Dean; sons, Bruce A. (Rundi) Johnson, of Oakdale, Calif., and Robert D. Johnson (friend, Kristen Nelson), of Manitowoc, Wis.; grandsons, Travis Johnson, of Oakdale, Calif., Everett, Logan, and Alex Johnson, of Des Moines, Iowa; a brother, Richard (Theresia) Arett, of Fremont, Neb.; and her twin sister, Patricia Ann (Raeburn) Hanson, of Waltham, Minn.; brother-in-law, Don A. (Joan) Johnson, of Windom, Minn.; and four nephews, along with many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Anna Arett; one brother, Ralph F. Arett, who was killed in service in World War II; and daughter-in-law, Susan Johnson.

A celebration of her life will be held at Calvary Presbyterian Church at  11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, with burial being held in Vangen Lutheran Cemetery in Mission Hill, S.D., Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Gundrum Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held in Vangen Lutheran Cemetery near Mission Hill, South Dakota, at noon Saturday.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, Cass County “Relay for Life,” or a charity of your choice.

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