Memorial service celebrating the life of Eleanor Josephine Johnson, age 83, of St. Cloud, formerly of Esko and Sebeka, will be 12 Noon Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud and a private burial will take place at a later date. Eleanor died early Monday morning on October 8 and joined the love of her life, Harvey. There will be a visitation after 11:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Eleanor was born in Wright on May 21, 1929 to Carl and Selma (Hultgren) Peterson. She grew up the only girl among four boys and, shortly after graduating high school, on June 8, 1947, she married Harvey Johnson. Together they raised five children in central Minnesota with Eleanor staying at home until the youngest was in school. She worked for twenty plus years as a Nurse’s Aide before retiring. Eleanor enjoyed many hobbies such as sewing, knitting, and cooking. Described as being “inseparable” from her beloved husband; they made wine, traveled, and camped in their RV. She and Harvey were among the charter members of the Headwaters Chapter – Good Sam RV Club. Eleanor is known for being the family shutterbug; always behind the camera capturing every memory. She has left a treasure in photos for her loved ones. Eleanor is survived by her children Elaine (Dennis) Carlson, Sebeka; Ronald Johnson (Leona), Cloquet; Debra (Dave) Brinkman, St. Cloud; Thomas Johnson (Michele), Hermantown; Cynthia (Michael) Oja, Watertown, SD; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and friends. She is preceded by her husband of 65 years, Harvey, June of 2012; parents Carl and Selma Peterson; brothers Walter Peterson, Arthur Peterson, Edward Peterson, Edgar Peterson; and grandson Christopher Oja in 1997.
Schedule and Information
There will be a visitation after 11:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
Miller-Carlin Funeral Home Saint Cloud