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Lorraine  Johnson

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Lorraine R. Johnson was born on September 9, 1937 to Louis and Rose (Kubal) Stluka in Yankton, South Dakota. She graduated from high school in 1957. Following her graduation, Lorraine worked for Northwestern Bell as a telephone operator. Upon the closure of the office in 1964, she transferred to AT&T in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she once again worked as a telephone operator. In 1970, Lorraine was united in marriage to Glen Johnson in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After working for AT&T for 43 years, Lorraine retired. For a time, she worked part-time at Eagles in Minneapolis as a secretarial assistant. In 2004, she moved back to Yankton. For a few years, she worked part-time for Sherry Soukup Cleaning Service. Lorraine loved life and kept herself busy. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, and going to parties. She also spent many hours at the senior citizen center, chatting and playing bingo. While Lorraine loved many things, her cats were her pride and joy. Her feline themed attire and countless figurines spoke volumes of her deep affection for her little ones.
Lorraine passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Avera-Sister James Care Center in Yankton following her courageous battle with cancer. She had attained the age of 78 years, 4 months, and 29 days.

She is survived and remembered by her sisters: Margie Heisinger of Tyndall, Delores Fossum of Coon Rapids, MN, and Alverna Kubal of Emigrant, MT; step-daughter Monica (Art) Simens of Coon Rapids, MN; step-son Wayne (Shandra) Johnson of Mesquite, NV; two step-grandchildren; brother-in-law Duane (Marie) Johnson of St. Paul, MN; sister-in-law Ann Edworthy of Danbury, WI; several nieces and nephews; special friend Robert Hlavac; and her beloved cats Rocky and Lucky.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988, parents, brothers John and Donald, infant sister Shirlene, and her beloved cats: Mitten, Twiggy, Tiger, and Tamera.

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I will miss Lorraine coming to pick our rhubarb every June and then leaving a jar of strawberry rhubarb jelly on our doorstep a few days later. I didn't get to know her but she seemed like a sweet lady and made delicious jelly! My sympathy to her family and friends.

Lorraine Sorenson Feb 11 2016 8:38 AM

Although Lorraine and I never met, we talked on the phone and sent endless emails concerning our family tree, I have always been grateful to her for helping me with her side of the family. Her grandmother, my Aunt and all the relatives that followed. She will be missed, but be thankful her sufferings are over and she is in God's hands.

Katherine Schmidt Feb 10 2016 1:44 PM

We will miss our dear friend Lorraine. She was a wonderful person. Beautiful and serene, as she was while on earth, We pray that she enjoys the bliss of angels in her eternal abode. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." - John 5:24-26 Love, Gene & Mavis

Gene & Mavis Simek Feb 9 2016 5:44 PM

To Bob,Margie & Deloris So happy we had these years,of friendship Your family ment alot to Mom when you were little,and was great when we found you back,you will always be part of of life.Remember Lorraine isnt gone shes in our hearts forever will miss her a lot just addressed her valentine the other day,You are all in our family prayers love you much, Deb.Arlene&family & Louise Schaurtz & Marlyin Moberg