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Esther Johnson April 9, 1904 - Aug. 16, 2009

GRANITE FALLS -- Esther Petrine Johnson, 105, of Granite Falls, died Sunday at the Granite Manor in Granite Falls.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hazel Run Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Lynner Funeral Home in Clarkfield.

She was born April 9, 1904, in Estherville, Iowa to Andrew and Petra (Olson) Krogstad. When she was 9 the family moved by train to Sacred Heart, and in 1922 they moved to a farm near Hazel Run.

She married William "Bill" Johnson on May 3, 1928, in Hazel Run. They retired from farming and moved to Granite Falls in the early 1960s. He died in January 1980. She moved into Granite Ridge Place in January of 1998 and then to the Granite Manor in June of 2003.

She was a member of the Hazel Run Lutheran Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher. She was active in the church WELCA and Roadside Garden Club.

She is survived by sons: Willis (and Arlyss) Johnson of Granite Falls and Floyd (and Yvonne) Johnson of Fridley; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death her husband; infant son: Dennis; seven brothers; and four sisters.