Juanita M. Angell, 82

Published 11:10 am Thursday, November 10, 2011

Juanita M. Angell, 82, went home with Jesus on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, after a short battle with cancer at Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Minn.

Juanita Angell

Funeral services will be held at The Dexter United Methodist Church, 230 Pleasant Street, Dexter, Minn., at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, with Pastor Karen Ashton officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Because of construction at the mortuary, visitation will be held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church Parlor, 802 Fourth St. SW, Austin from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and for one hour before the service at the church in Dexter on Friday. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Juanita M. Johnsen was born Oct. 29, 1929, in Algona, Iowa, to Arnold and Pearl (Austin) Johnsen. She was a graduate of Austin High School, completed a two-year program at Austin Junior College and worked at the Veterans Ag office in the Austin High school. She met Donald Angell during a youth event at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. They were united in marriage on Sept. 2, 1950. Together they farmed near Austin and Elkton. She participated in Adult Extension of Mower County, was active in the Rural Youth organization and took many trips with the National Young Farmers of America organization.

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She was an active member of the Dexter United Methodist Church, served on committees, worked on missions, enjoyed the United Methodist Women and was a part of Evening Circle. She belonged to craft clubs, Adams garden club and area card clubs. Nita enjoyed traveling to many countries in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Hawaii and many other places throughout the U.S. Nita enjoyed spending winters at their second home in Weslaco, Texas, playing cards, doing crafts and meeting friends.

She was full of life, enjoyed gardening, playing with her grandchildren and loved people. She was always there to lend a hand or a listening ear.

Nita is survived by her husband, Don Angell; sister and brother-in-law: Dolly and Bob Deisting; daughter and son-in-law: Kathy and Jerry Sample of Rochester, Minn.; sons and daughters-in-law: Gary and Michelle Angell of Elkton, Minn., Jim and Cathy Angell of Naperville, Ill.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Connie and Duane Olson, Austin, David and Myrna Angell, Uniontown, Ohio, and lots of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Pearl Johnsen and brother, Bill Johnsen.