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Larraine Johnson

d. January 18, 2012

Larraine Johnson, 83, Mandan, died January 9, 2012 at a Phoenix, Arizona hospital. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 20, 2012 at First Lutheran Church, Mandan, with Reverend Lee Herberg officiating. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery. Cremation has taken place and the family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Larraine was born June 6, 1928 in New Salem to Albert and Elsie (Werchau) Schwinkendorf. She graduated from high school and on April 4, 1948 married Roy S. Johnson in Mandan. They farmed and ranched southwest of Mandan for 35 years. Larraine was a meticulous housekeeper and a wonderful cook. After their retirement, Larraine and Roy enjoyed golf, fishing, and wintering in Arizona. They both loved to travel and made many fishing trips to Canada, Minnesota, and in North Dakota. Larraine also loved to play cards and do word puzzles. Left with many fond memories is her husband of 63 years, Roy Johnson, Mandan; daughter, Jerilyn (ElRoy) Tomanek, Goodyear, AZ; son, Dennis Johnson, Greenleaf, WI; four grandchildren, Kristin (Kristen Titus) and Michael Tomanek and Erik (Lori) and Anissa Johnson; two great grandchildren, Jonas and Hannah Tomanek-Titus; two sisters, Doris Ritz, Mandan and Laverne (DuWayne) Lottes, New Salem; one brother, Glenn (Connie) Schwinkendorf, Mandan; and five sisters-in-law, Lois Schwinkendorf, Mandan, Lorraine Schwinkendorf, New Salem, Gladys Sorbo, Shoreline, WA, Shirley Albrecht, Mandan, and Bunny Johnson, Vancouver, WA and many nieces and nephews. Larraine was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Alta Bethke; two brothers, Howard and Donald Schwinkendorf; and four brothers-in-law, Henry Ritz, Billy Bethke, Arthur Johnson, and Boyd Sorbo. Memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church of Mandan.

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