Nancy Carol Johnson


Nancy C. Johnson, age 78, of Cosmos, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at the Carris Health-Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minnesota. A Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date with interment in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Cosmos, Minnesota. Nancy Carol Johnson was born on July 27, 1942, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Walter and Florence (Wahlquist) Thor. Nancy was baptized as an infant on September 5, 1942, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minnesota, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 20, 1956, at First Lutheran Church in Forest Lake, Minnesota. She was a graduate of the Stillwater High School Class of 1960.

On April 22, 1961, Nancy was united in marriage to Stanley Johnson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with two children, Annette and David. In 1961, Nancy and Stanley moved to rural Cosmos. Nancy and Stanley shared 59 years of marriage.

Nancy started farming with Stanley in 1965 in Cosmos. In 1974, she started at the Cosmos Bank where she held numerous positions until she retired in 2006. Nancy was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos.

Nancy enjoyed quilting and going on quilting retreats, stamping and making cards, traveling and road trips, shopping, and girls’ trips. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, and friends.

Nancy passed away on December 16, 2020, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minnesota, at the age of 78 years.  Blessed be her memory.

Nancy is survived by her:  Husband, Stanley Johnson of Cosmos, MN;  Daughter, Annette Ruskamp and her husband, Mike, of Hector, MN;  Grandchildren, Sara Ulrich and her friend, Josh Roggenbuck, of Byron, MN, and twin great-grandchildren arriving soon;  Brother, John Thor and his wife, Connie, of Litchfield, MN;  Sister, Donna Benson and her husband, Earl, of Cosmos, MN;  Many other relatives and friends.

Nancy is preceded in death by her Parents, Walter and Florence Thor; Son, David Johnson.

Arrangements by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapels in Hutchinson. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at

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