Christine M. Johnson, age 94, of rural Hector, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hector, Minnesota with interment in Hector City Cemetery at a later date.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hector with a Prayer Service beginning at 6:45 P.M. Gathering will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Christine “Chris” Marie Johnson was born on November 4, 1928, in Montevideo, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Joe and Marie (Pederson) Caspers. Chris was baptized as an infant on January 6, 1929, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 14, 1944. She received her education in Bird Island, Minnesota, and was a graduate of the Bird Island High School Class of 1946. Chris furthered her education to become a Medical Lab Technician.
Christine was married to Lyle E. Schiro on September 30, 1950, but became a young war widow when he passed on December 11, 1951. On November 20, 1953, Christine was united in marriage to Eugene “Gene” Johnson at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bird Island, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with seven children, Joel, Paul, Jonathan, Heidi, Gretchen, Sarah, and Kari. Chris and Gene resided in rural Hector. They shared 67 years of marriage until Gene passed away on March 2, 2021.
Chris was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hector where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, was involved in the ladies’ aide having held many different office positions, Circle Bible study group, and quilting. She was a member of the Hector American Legion Auxiliary for 66 years. From this organization, a group of them formed the “Lunch Bunch” that would get together regularly for lunch but also did catering. This led her to cooking for the Senior Nutrition Center.
To her family, Chris was known for her cookies (especially her sugar cookies), cinnamon rolls, and monkey bumps. She also made a flannel blanket for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Chris loved them dearly and always looked forward to their visits.
When Chris needed assistance with her daily care, she became a resident at Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center on July 27, 2015. She was called home by Jesus Christ, the Son of God, on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the age of 94 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Chris is survived by her:
Children, Joel Johnson and his wife, Joyce of New Ulm, MN,
Paul Johnson of Lake City, MN,
Jonathan Johnson and his wife, Michelle of New Ulm, MN,
Heidi Baumgardt of Hector, MN,
Gretchen Curtis and her husband, Jerry of Britt, MN,
Sarah Barfknecht and her husband, Alan of Montrose, MN,
Kari Brueggemeier of Lester Prairie, MN;
Many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren;
Sister-in-law, Jane Johnson of Tyler, TX;
Nieces, Nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Chris is preceded in death by her Parents, Joe and Marie Caspers; Husband, Gene Johnson; Siblings, Margaret, John, Don, Bob, Kay, Joan, and Mickey.