Gloria Jean Johnson, 64

Published 10:40 am Friday, August 1, 2014

Gloria Jean Johnson, 64, of Rochester, Minnesota, died at the Owatonna Care Center Wednesday evening, July 30, 2014.



She was born Oct. 8, 1949, to Lowell F. and Jeanette (Thompson) Johnson in Austin, Minnesota, where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1967. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. She worked in food service at The Kahler, St. Mary’s Hospital, and Michael’s restaurant. Gloria taught Sunday school, made lefse, and sang in the choir at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. She enjoyed family get-togethers, giving special attention to her nieces, nephews and all their children. She loved dogs, having owned several.

Miss Gloria Johnson is survived by two sisters, Patricia (Kenneth) Dockham, of Albert Lea, Minnesota; and Rose (Dennis) Wendt of Stewartville, Minnesota; one brother, Kenneth Johnson, of Austin; two nieces, Penney (Tom) Thompson of Albert Lea; and Andrea Wendt of Rochester; four nephews, Jonathan (Tonya) Johnson of Warren, Michigan; Matthew (Kelly) Johnson, of Farmington, Minnesota; Nathaniel (Kathy) Johnson, of Owatonna; Shawn Wendt, of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lola Mae Johnson, Lila Davis; sister-in-law, Lucille Johnson and brother-in-law, Kenneth Dockham.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gerry Giese officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at