Doris V. Johnson, age 89 of Sioux Falls and formerly of Flandreau, died Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Good Samaritan Luther Manor, Sioux Falls.
Doris was born April 7, 1923 at Flandreau, SD to Edward and Alice (Gunderson) Ovrid. She attended Juve Country School and graduated from Egan High School in 1941. Doris taught school in Moody County and then worked at the Los Angeles Port of Embarkation in California during WWII. Doris joined in marriage to Joel L. Johnson on December 22, 1946 at Flandreau. Together they farmed southeast of Flandreau and were blessed with three wonderful boys. Doris taught Sunday school at Lone Rock Church and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Flandreau for many years. They moved into Flandreau on September 3, 1982 and then moved to Sioux Falls on April 5, 1998 due to Joel’s health and to be near their children. Joel preceded her in death on May 20, 2003.
Survivors include two sons: Douglas and Glenn, both of Sioux Falls; one daughter-in-law: Lynette Johnson of Sioux Falls; three grandchildren: Jodi (Michael) Clark, Toni (Derrick) Schafer and Jesse (Jennifer) Johnson, eight great grandchildren: Drake, Teegan, Braxton, Ashlen, Ayleah, Treyton, Tyler and Dylan; one sister: Evelyn Armijo of Huntington Beach, CA and many loving family members.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, her son Ronald “RJ” Johnson and her parents.
Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Messiah Lutheran Church with burial in Lone Rock Cemetery. Visitation begins Saturday at 9:30 am at the church. www.skrochfc.com