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Velma Johanson

March 27, 1924 — December 21, 2016

Velma Rose Johanson, 92, Breckenridge, MN, formerly Wahpeton, ND, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at CHI St. Francis Nursing Home, Breckenridge, MN. A Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 27, at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND, with Rev. Ross Fritz officiating. There will be visitation Monday, from 5 PM to 7 PM with a 7 PM Prayer Service and one hour before the service on Tuesday. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Arrangements have been entrusted with Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.

Velma was born March 27, 1924, to John and Annie (Albright) King on a farm near Sonora, ND. Velma worked at Cal's Diner in Wahpeton where she met her husband Leonard Johanson. They were married on June 11, 1946; the couple had six children. The family lived in several places and finally made their home in Wahpeton, where her husband owned and operated Johanson Body Shop. Velma worked for Wahpeton Laundry, Nash's Retirement Center, Kelly's Steak House and Lounge, all of Wahpeton, and Uncle Jim's in Breckenridge. When Velma retired she did day care in her home. Velma moved to the Leach Home in May of 2010 and she entered St. Francis Nursing Home in May 2014.

Velma was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Breckenridge, where she was baptized. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, listening to music, crocheting, working on puzzle books, and especially spending time with family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Velma is survived by her six children: Merle (Carol) Johanson, Rita (Delbert) Steffens, all of Fairmount, ND, Marlys Krause, Wahpeton, Renee (Roger) Gilberg, Nashua, MN, Barbara Johanson, Wahpeton, and Bernie (Betty) Johanson, Wahpeton; 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, John and Annie King, her husband, Leonard on May 13, 2008; her infant twin sisters, her brother John King, her twin sister, Violet Daugherty, and two sons-in-law, David Krause and Virgil DeVine.


Visitation

Vertin-Munson Funeral Home
224 6th Street North
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Monday, December 26, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Service

Vertin-Munson Funeral Home
224 6th Street North
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
11:00 AM

Cemetery

Fairview Memorial Gardens
11th Street
Wahpeton, ND

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
12:00 PM

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