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Hannah C. Johnson

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hannah C. Johnson, 101, of Clayton, Calif., formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her home.

Hannah Christine Meier was born July 18, 1911, on the family farm in Grant Township, rural Le Mars, the daughter of John and Rieka (Dirks) Meier. Hannah attended country school near her home.

Hannah was united in marriage to Carl F. Johnson on May 15, 1929 in New Ulm, Minn. For the first three years of their marriage, they worked as a farm-hand couple.

In 1931, Hannah and Carl moved to Ireton, where they established Johnson Trucking and in 1941 they began farming near Ireton. In 1959, Carl and Hannah purchased a farm near Alcester, S.D., and in February 1961, they moved to the farm. They continued to farm until retiring in March 1974.

During retirement, they continued to live on the farm until Carl passed away in 1991.

In 1992, Hannah decided to move to Le Mars and then in April 2000 she moved to Blaine, Minn., to be near her son, Charles and family.

In November of 2006, she moved to an assisted retirement center in Clayton, Calif., to be near her daughter Carla and family.

Hannah had been an active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Alcester, S.D., where she participated in Circle and helped with Vacation Bible School for 17 years. While living near Alcester, Hannah also volunteered at the Senior Citizens Center and assisted with Meals on Wheels.

While living in Le Mars, Hannah was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and L.W.M.L.

She had also attended Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church in Ham Lake, Minn., and Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Concord, Calif..

Hannah is survived by two sons, Charles Johnson and his wife, Janice, of Blaine, Minn., and Carlyle Johnson and his wife, Jean, of Mead, Wash.; a daughter, Carla Neer and her husband, Mike, of Clayton, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rieka (Dirks) Meier; a daughter, Marion Trirey; a granddaughter, Cheryl Johnson; and her three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 11 a.m. Saturday until service time.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

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