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Voreen Jean Johnson


Voreen Johnson

February 1, 1961 - July 8, 2018

Voreen Jean Johnson age 57 of St. Hilaire, MN died Sunday July 8, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral service will be Friday July 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with Steve Dahlen Officiating. Burial will be held at Rosebud Cemetery at Thorholt, MN

Visitation will be held 11:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home on Friday.

Voreen Jean Johnson was born February 1, 1961in Thief River Falls, MN daughter of Aldon Jerrol and Audrey Ann (Holthusen) Johnson. She attended elementary & middle school in Minneapolis and high school in Grygla,MN. She graduated from Northland Community & Technical College with an Associate degree of Science.

On February 17, 1979 she was united in marriage to Lester Johnson at Grygla, MN. To this union 4 children were born Jared, Jason, Joshua and Amy. Voreen was a stay home mother raising her children until 2000 when she started working at the 7 Clans Casino until health forced her to retire in 2018.

Voreen enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing, snowmobiling and making her yard look beautiful with all her lovely flowers. She had a very positive attitude and the ability to make anyone feel good when their spirits were down. She loved all animals and it was like she could communicate with them, especially her cats. She enjoyed getting together with family and friends, going to the Oklee pits for the day.

She is survived by her children Jared Allen Johnson of St. Hilaire, MN, Jason Lester Johnson of St. Hilaire, MN and Amy Jean Johnson of Thief River Falls, MN; grandchildren Jared Johnson Jr., Aaliyah Johnson, Chase Nomeland, Jason Johnson, Justyse Jones, Jayda Ekman and Jaelyn Ekman; great-grandchildren Connor in Nomeland and Jase Tollefson; mother Audrey Johnson of East Grand Forks, MN; siblings Greg (Val) Johnson of Thief River Falls, MN, Sherrlene (Lowell) Watne of East Grand Forks, MN, Donald (Cindy) Ray of Thief River Falls, MN, Linda (Robert) Jansen of Hastings, MN, Eileen Lian of Warroad, MN, Gwen (Mike) Danielson of Fertile, MN; sister-in-law Joyce Johnson of St. Thomas, ND along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Voreen is preceded in death by her father Aldon Johnson, son Joshua Johnson, grandson Justin Johnson, grandparents Reinhard and Tillie Holthusen and Andrew and Millie Johnson, brother Jerold Johnson, brother-in-law Gary Lian, nephew Dallas Johnson.


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