Jarla Ferne (Olson) Johnson, 83

Published 10:04 am Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jarla Ferne (Olson) Johnson, 83, of Rose Creek, Minn. passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.

Jarla was born April 3, 1930, in Fillmore County, Minn. to Thomas and Edna Olson. She went to country school until the eighth grade.



Jarla married Darrel Johnson on May 10, 1946, in Lanesboro, Minn. They had six children they raised on a farm near Rose Creek, Minn.

Email newsletter signup

Jarla loved to take drives around the country side where she grew up, and tell tales of her childhood. She also enjoyed going to auction sales, playing bingo, and spend time with her family and friends.

Survivors include five children, Sharon (David) Kasten, LeRoy, Minn.; Rick Johnson, Austin, Minn.; Pamela Meling, Austin; Randy Johnson, Rose Creek; Cynthia Graham, Austin; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her beloved dog, Tessa; two brothers, Dwayne (Sharon) Olson, Austin; Verdon (Mona) Olson, Spring Grove; sister-in-law, Ione Johnson, Austin.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Darrel Johnson; parents, Thomas and Edna Olson; sister, Gloria Olson; daughter and son-in-law, Paulette and Gary Kraling; a grandson; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; a great-granddaughter.

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Glenn Monson officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.