Johnson, Mrs. Marenus (Alice) 1902-1981
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Date: 10/2/2021 at 10:50:00
The Milford Mail and The Terril Record, Milford, Dickinson, Iowa Thursday, May 28, 1981 Page 2
Alice M. Johnson 1900-1981 Funeral services were held Sunday, May 24. 1981 at 1 p.m. at the tittle Sioux Lutheran Church, rural Milford for Alice M. Johnson, who died Friday, May 22, 1981 at Spencer Municipal Hospital, Spencer.
Alice, the youngest daughter of Heinrich and Jantji Mertens was born February 8, 1900 at Milford, Dickinson County, Iowa. She was educated in the rural schools and following her marriage to Marenus Johnson, they continued to reside in Okoboji Township. They were the parents of four children; Jennie Dorothea, Helen Marietta, Nyle Marenus and Roseana Alice.
Alice was a member of little Sioux Lutheran Church where she served in many capacities as Sunday School superintendent, Ladies Aid officer, Luther League Advisor and Bible School coordinator. Her love and concern for family, neighbors and others who sought her guidance and help, will long be cherished.
Survivors include her son, Nyle, her daughter, Roseana, a brother, Henry Mertens, Lake Park, la.; her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren; several close nieces and nephews and her dear friends and neighbors.
For the memorial services Pastor Kermit Roisen was assisted by former pastors of the Little Sioux Lutheran Church who were able to attend. Pastor Leif Monson, Rosemount, Minn., gave the scripture and tribute to his friend, and Pastor S. T. Nelson, Albert Lea, Minn., gave the committal grave service. Pallbearers were her grandsons Marven Wolthuis, Steven Titterington, Mark Johnson, Randall Olson, Rick Johnson and Timothy Titterington. Mrs. Duane Kracht was organist with favorite hymns: "What A Friend We Have In Jesus,' Abide With Me" and "On Our Way Rejoicing" sung by the congregation. Mrs. Leroy Welle, Mrs. Ernest Dannatt and Mrs. Ed Koep were in charge of floral offerings and Julius Heerde, Harry Gray, Ed Koep and Ernest Dannatt served as ushers for the service, which was followed by burial in the church cemetery under the direction of Leyson Funeral Home.
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