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Judith Johnson (Olson)

Judith Johnson (Olson)

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09/22/13 02:27 PM #1    

Donna Dullin (Nemanic)

Judy was a friend and a great athlete.  Had she been born in a different generation, she would have been a team leader but,of course, girls' sports weren't much in 1960-64.  

Following is her obituary posted by Luther College.

JUDITH LEE (JOHNSON) OLSON of Albert Lea, Minn., died June 5, 2011, at age 65 from complications of surgery. After graduation from Luther College, she worked at the Albert Lea Tribune until her children were born and then substituted in the Glenville (Minn.) School District. She was the secretary/treasurer for her husband’s business, J & B Builders, from 1977-92. Judith then went to work for Chase Levy from 1992-2009. Judith was a devoted mother who enjoyed watching her sons play football, hockey, baseball, and softball through the years. She was very active as a bowler and golfer?she was the city bowling champion one year and had a hole-in-one at the old country club?and reading was her passion. She also enjoyed spending the last two winters in Florida, where she and her husband, BRUCE OLSON, had a second home. Judith’s greatest joy was the time spent with her four grandchildren. Judith will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband; sons: Reid Olson and Travis Olson; four grandchildren; and a brother, DUSTIN JOHNSON ’71. She was preceded in death by a brother, STEVEN JOHNSON ’66. 

Additional note:  Judy and her brothers all went to Luther.  Judy's brothers also attended ETHS.  I think Steve graduated when we were freshmen which would make him year class of '60 and Dustin in 1968.

06/22/14 10:29 AM #2    

Linda Hayward (Niedermeier)

Judy and I grew up together, were confirmed together, and even double dated for our senior prom.  Her folks had a place on Lake Geneva right next to Camp Augustana.  We always had fun whether at camp, her summer home, at church or a one of our homes.  She was a special person who died too soon.

04/02/19 11:24 AM #3    

Elaine Borland (Purnell)

Judy Johnson was one of  my best friends when we were at Oakton School. I just saw that she passed away a few years ago at the age of 65. She was a wonderful friend and I was pleased to see she had a wonderful life and family. She left us too soon. 

05/03/19 01:43 PM #4    

Lincoln Krochmal

I did not know Judy but I mourn her passing and the loss of another one of our classmates. Thanks to those that were friends with Judy for their comments  soi that we could know more about her.

Live life to its fullest and give thanks for every new day we all have to enjoy!

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