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Charlene Johnson

December 1, 1934 — November 8, 2022

Charlene Leona Johnson (née D’Alessio) went to be with Jesus on November 8, 2022 and is celebrating with loved ones who went before her.

Charlene was born on her grandparents’ farm in Cloverdale, MN on December 1, 1934. She grew up in Nashwauk, graduated in 1952, went on to Minneapolis School of Business, met her “Bud” while working at the Oreland Cafe and they were married in 1954. Charlene and Bud built their home on Swan Lake where they raised their children and where she lived for 60+ years. Charlene was very active in her community, serving at her church, American Legion Auxiliary and East Side Neighbors. She also worked at the Eastern Itascan newspaper covering local stories. She loved to garden, sew, knit, cook, square dance and travel. Most of all she loved her family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandma and friend.

Charlene is preceded in death by her husband Roy “Bud” Johnson and parents Leo and Elna D’Alessio. She is survived by her sister Loretta (Snookie) Stimac; children Kevin (Linda), Shelley (Mike), Vicki (Mark); grandchildren Holly, Lee, Dan, Darren, Shayla, Benjamin, Ryan, Tara; 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Charlene’s life will be on Saturday, November 19, 2022. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m., at the Nashwauk Lutheran Church, 304 3rd Street, Nashwauk, MN; burial at the Nashwauk cemetery.

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Visitation

Saturday, November 19, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Nashwauk Lutheran Church

304 3rd St, Nashwauk, MN 55769

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, November 19, 2022

11:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Nashwauk Lutheran Church

304 3rd St, Nashwauk, MN 55769

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Interment

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Nashwauk

MN

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