Donna Johnson, age 89, wife of Merrill, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 4th, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota, with interment in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Donna Mae Johnson was born on January 30, 1933, in Plato, Minnesota. She was the daughter of John and Erna (Schuette) McKenzie. Donna was baptized in Plato and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth at the Methodist Church in Spring Grove, Minnesota. Donna was a graduate of the Litchfield High School Class of 1951.
On April 17, 1954, Donna and Merrill were married at the United Methodist Church in Litchfield. Their marriage was blessed with three sons, Michael, Mark, and Bruce. Donna and Merrill lived in Hutchinson, Minnesota throughout their 68 years of marriage.
Donna was recruited out of high school by 1st National Bank and worked there for 12 years. She later went on to work in the accounting office for Goebel Fixture Company in Hutchinson for 33 years. Donna retired in 1996.
Donna loved her church and was proud to be a charter member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. She was asked to be the first church secretary by Pastor Natwick where she was involved in Free and the Brave, CTK. Donna was an active member of the Hutch DriftRiders Snowmobile Club, bowling league secretary and member of the Red Hat Society.
Donna valued spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends at their Lake Minnie-Belle cabin. She enjoyed traveling to many places across the United States and Europe. Some of her favorite places included Scotland, Germany, and England. She was an avid card player, enjoyed collecting fiesta ware and some of her favorite moments included her morning cup of coffee, cake and pie, weather watching, gardening and current events.
Donna passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, at the age of 89 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Donna is survived by her:
Husband: Merrill Johnson; Sons: Michael (Lisa), Mark (Bonnie), Bruce (Stephanie);
Grandchildren: Katie (Tyler) Reddington, Grant (Allison) Johnson and Hannah Johnson; Andrew and Evan Johnson;
Siblings: Sharon Anderson, Barb Betker (Gene) along with many other relatives and friends.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents, John and Erna McKenzie; Siblings: Kathleen Mueller, Kenneth McKenzie, Allen McKenzie, Dennis McKenzie.
Jan Johnson says
So sad to hear that Donna passed away. Rest in peace sweet lady, you will be missed by your Church family at Christ the King.
Barbara peterson says
Merrill and family, sympathies to you and family. May your memories comfort you at this time. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary and Art Hoffman says
Deepest sympathy Merrill and family
Verlyce French says
Sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Donna was a sweet lady and always nice to visit with her.
Mary Ann Kerkvliet says
I was sorry to learn of Donna’s death. We bowled together on Plowman’s team for many years. My sympathy to her family. Peace and Gentle Blessings.
Mary Harrity-Davidson says
So sorry to hear about your mom passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It is so tough to lose a parent–I know how much you enjoyed spending time with your mom and of course, your dad too.