Geraldine 'Tiny' Johnson

Monday, October 16, 2006

Geraldine F. "Tiny" Johnson, 89, of Le Mars, di ed Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006.

Geraldine F. Herzberg was born Aug. 18, 1917, on the family farm near Merrill, the daughter of August and Katherine (Ohlrichs) Herzberg. Geraldine, known to her family and friends as "Tiny," attended country school near her home. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Johnson Township. She was united in marriage to George Johnson on Feb. 4, 1939, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

George and "Tiny" farmed for 45 years west of Craig until moving to Le Mars in November 1985. George died July 31, 1988.

Tiny was a longtime active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Craig. She was a member of the W.E.L.C.A. for many years.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Nicholson and her husband Edgar of Le Mars; two grandchildren, Phil and Susan Nicholson of Akron, and Steve Nicholson of Arlington, Va.; three grandchildren, Jill and her husband Dustin Wichers of Boone, Nick Nicholson of Cedar Falls and Matthew Nicholson of Akron; two great-grandchildren, Shawn and Eric Wichers of Boone; a sister, Florence Oltmanns of Le Mars; two sisters-in-law, Leona Herzberg of Le Mars and Marjorie Johnson of Ireton; and several nieces and nehews.

Tiny was preceded in death by her parents, husband George in 1988; two sisters, Clara Wetrosky and Rose Croon; and a brother, Elmer "Bud" Herzberg.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig, with the Rev. Marvin Mueller officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will continue Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church.

Pallbearers will be Nick Nicholson, Matt Nicholson, Dustin Wichers, Clayton Hodgson, and Paul Johnson.