Mavis Nelda (Thompson) Johnson

December 7, 1927 ~ August 8, 2019 (age 91)

Mavis N. Johnson passed away peacefully August 8th, 2019 at the Gunderson Harmony Care Center. Mavis was born December 7, 1927 in rural Lanesboro to Corday and Betsey Thompson. She graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1945 and married Donald A. Johnson of Harmony on July 30, 1950 settling on a farm in the Harmony area. Mavis worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone, Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office, and KFIL Radio. In 1979 Mavis and Donnie sold the farm and retired, moving into Harmony where Mavis enjoyed walking with her friends, gardening, crocheting and was an avid reader.

Mavis also enjoyed volunteering at Harmony Healthcare for over 20 years and was an active member at Greenfield Lutheran Church serving on several committees, church council, WELCA and Miriam Circle.

Mavis is preceded in death by her husband Donald, a baby daughter Betsey Louise, a brother Donald Thompson his wife Beverly, brother in laws David Drake and Gene Johnson, and nephew Robin Drake.

She is survived by her brother Robert (Marilyn) Thompson of Lanesboro, three sisters, Charlotte Johnson of Whalan, Phylis (Nester) Chiglo of Caledonia, Marjorie Drake of Lanesboro and many nieces and nephews who all treasured Mavis dearly.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, with Pastor Nicholas D. Drake officiating.  Visitation be will from 9:30-11 a.m. before services at the church.  Burial will be in the Greenfield Cemetery, in Harmony. 

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