Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Elaine Johnson Passes Away

Elaine H. Johnson, 87, of Mansfield Township, Iron County, entered life eternal on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.

Born July 25, 1931, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Elaine grew up in Channing, Michigan, graduating from Channing High School in 1949. Following completion of business school, Mrs. Johnson worked at an Iron Mountain business until 1952, when she married Melvin Johnson and moved to the family farm, located west of Sagola, until 1962, when they moved to Mansfield Township. She and her husband own and operate Deerland Potato Farm, along with their sons and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin Johnson, Mansfield Township; daughter, Marsha (Roy) Wainio, Sagola; sons, Rodney (Marion) Johnson, Mansfield Township, and Dale (Dee Dee) Johnson, Sagola; grandchildren: Faith (John) Kuzak, Crystal Falls, Jason (Michelle) Johnson, Sagola, David (Heather) Johnson, Kingsford, Kristel Johnson, Madison Heights, MI, and Katie (Ryan) Lorentzen, Maplewood, MN; seven great-grandchildren; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl E. and Judith (Frangquist) Christianson of Channing; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elmer and Senia Johnson, of Sagola; and a daughter, Shelly Johnson, of Marquette.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m, Monday, April 15, 2019 at United Lutheran Church, 306 Superior Ave., Crystal Falls. Funeral services will follow visitation. Pastor Dave Johnson will officiate. A luncheon will be held at the church immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the memorial or music fund at United Lutheran Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Elaine Johnson online at www.nashfuneralhome.net

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