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Lorraine Lois Johnston

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
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Lorraine Lois Johnston

Lorraine Lois Johnston passed away April 4, 2013 at her second home in Mission, Texas where she had wintered for 37 years. Two of her children were there with her and all four had made the trip to Texas to see her.

Lorraine was born 1November 2, 1925 in Marion, South Dakota to Cleveland Grover Gapp and Mary Jane (Crandall). She grew up in the Stockholm, SD area.

Lorraine graduated from South Shore High School in 1944, and then went on to Watertown, SD to work for a lawyer, which she loved to talk about.

She married Harold (Babe) Johnston on November 4, 1945 They had 5 children.

Lorraine and Babe farmed and had Registered Guernsey’s on the Strouston Farm, Summit SD. She was a very active and talented lady, sewing, cooking, canning and milking cows and other farm work. She was active in the church, ladies aide, and extension club. She was a Sunday school teacher and a 4-H leader.

Lorraine and Babe retired and moved to Watertown and wintered in Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, Mission, Texas. They loved to dance -play cards and spend time with all their friends down south.

She is survived by 4 of her children, Carol (Bill) Bentson of Fountain, MN; Doug Johnston of Yelm, Washington; Dianne (Rick) Benting of Redfield, SD; and Steven (Mary) Johnston of Spanaway, Washington; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, brother Tracy (Aneta) Gapp of Arizona and many relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter-Jean Marie, sister-Inez Larson, brother- Leonard Gapp and one grandson.

Family is…Our refuge from the Storm--Our link to the Past--Our Bridge to the Future. God Bless the memories of Lorraine Lois Johnston.

Cremation will be in Mission, Texas with a Memorial to be held at a later date in South Dakota.

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