Selma A. Johnson, 78

Published 11:25 am Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Selma “Sally” A. Johnson, 78, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away Nov. 17, 2011. She was born Oct. 16, 1933, in Albert Lea, to the late Ole & Anna (Frantz) Anderson.

Sally worked for Richards, Riekes, Brown & Zabin Law Firm; as a bailiff for Douglas County; Union Pacific Railroad and then retired from the State of Iowa 4th Judicial District Correctional Facility.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers: Ole, Andy and Clifford Anderson and sister, Helene Zerrien.

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Sally is survived by daughters: Maren Palmer and her husband, George, and Ann Goldapp; sons: Phillip Johnson and his wife, Kathy, and Richard Johnson and his wife, Sherie; brother, Norman Anderson and his wife, Bonnie; sisters: Aggie Kaasa, Vally Johnson and Esther Williamschen; sisters-in-law: Ardell Anderson and Fern Anderson; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; William “Bill” Johnson; a host of other family and friends.

Visitation with the family was Mnday at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home & Crematory in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Funeral service is today at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment is in the Ridgewood Cemetery followed by a lunch in the Hoy-Kilnoski Community Room. The family will direct memorials.