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Johnson, Virginia Anne (Petersen) (1928 - 2021)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 4/22/2021 at 18:31:44

Name of deceased: Virginia Anne Johnson (nee Petersen)

Aged: 92 yrs, 3 mo, 6 days

Residence: Elm Crest Retirement Community, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Born: Dec. 8, 1928; Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Died: March 14, 2021; Elm Crest Retirement Community, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Thursday, March 18, 2021; Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home, Inc., Harlan, IA; burial was in the Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, IA

Survived by: Son, Frank Johnson of Plant City, FL; daughters, Ellen (spouse, Dr. Kevan) Whitsitt of Columbia, MO, and Catherine (spouse, William) Neumann of West Des Moines, IA; grandchildren, Julie Whitsitt of Columbia, MO, Collin (spouse, Bo) Whitsitt of Overland Park, KS, Alex (spouse, Liz) Neumann of Madison, AL, and Peter Neumann of Boston, MA; 5 great-grandchildren; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Joseph Franklin and Clara Lillian (nee Ohms) Petersen; husband, Richard Henry “Fritz” Johnson (deceased Jan. 6, 2000); infant granddaughter, Angela Whitsitt

Education: Graduated as Valedictorian of the Harlan High School, Class of 1946; she then attended Dana College in Blair, NE, for 1 year

Religious affiliation: Active member, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Jacksonville, IA; she served as a Sunday School teacher and took part in the various activities of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Women

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Richard Henry “Fritz” Johnson; June 22, 1947; Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Jacksonville, Shelby County, IA

Employment: Early in their marriage, the couple lived in Oakland, IA, and Virginia worked in clothing sales; in 1977 they moved to Shelby County and she became a farmer’s wife

Hobbies/Interests: Was active in 4-H while growing up; she later was a 4-H Leader and Cub Scout Den Mother; enjoyed quilting with the church women; liked spending time tending her vegetable and flower gardens

Sources: harlanonline.com; kjan.com; pburmeisterjohannsen.com


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