Edith Johnson

Edith A. Johnson

November 4th, 1919 - January 19th, 2019
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Edith A. Johnson, age 99, of Watertown, formerly of Florence, SD, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Jenkins Living Center.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 with visitation for one hour prior to the service at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown. Pastor Mindy Ehrke and Pastor Scott Dempster will officiate. There will be congregational singing accompanied by A. J. Sherrill.

Interment will be in the Goodhue Lutheran Cemetery, Florence, SD.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Goodhue Cemetery Association.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ron Aaker, Richard Pickering and Rick Hess.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Aaker, Milton Flisrand, Richard Flisrand, Bill Zubke, Cathy Zubke and Gary Johnson.

Edith Angela Aaker Johnson was born on November 4, 1919 to Richard and Hilda (Frost) Aaker in Day County, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Goodhue Lutheran Church near Florence. She grew up in Day County, South Dakota and attended Egeland #213 school district near the Waubay/Florence area. At the age of 13 she moved with her family to a farm north of Florence.

Edith married Julian "Stub" Johnson on November 28, 1940 and they farmed on the family farm for 50 years. Julian passed away on March 1, 1990 and Edith moved into Watertown. She lived at Cedar View Assisted Living for three years and then moved into Jenkins Living Center.

She belonged to the Golden Years Club in Florence and ladies aid at Goodhue Lutheran Church. In Watertown Edith was a member of Sons of Norway for a few years, and also Sr. Citizen's Center. Edith loved to play cards and enjoyed walks with friends, embroidery and crocheting. She had many nieces and nephews whom she enjoyed baby-sitting for.

Edith is survived by her sister-in-law, Marcene Aaker and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Julian; five brothers, Thomas, William, Ralph, Rudolph in infancy, and Sidney; and two sisters, Alma and Henrietta.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday January 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday January 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Interment

    Goodhue Lutheran Cemetery
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To the Johnson family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Edith. Very soon Jesus Christ will resurrect the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5

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Edie will remain in our hearts forever. Tom & Peg, Vikki & Pete and families, Chad & Kaydee and families, John & Jess and family, Alex & Sierra.
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