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Jarla Ferne (Olson) Johnson

Tue, Oct 29th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Jarla Ferne (Olson) Johnson, age 83, of Rose Creek passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

Jarla was born April 3, 1930 in Fillmore County, Minn. to Thomas and Edna Olson. She went to country school until the 8th grade.

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

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, Minn.; 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, October 31, 2013 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Glenn Monson officiating. Friends may call from 4-6 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.

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