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February 20, 1935 – February 16, 2021

Delores Ann Johnson, age 85, of Buffalo and formerly of Minnetonka, passed away Tuesday February 16, 2021 at Parkview Care Center.

She was born in Thief River Falls on February 20, 1935 the daughter of Walfred and Verna (Trochmann) Carlson.

On September 28th, 1968, Delores A. Carlson and Harvey W. Johnson were joined in holy marriage in Thief River Falls. God blessed their marriage with two daughters.

She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. She enjoyed her church family and being a part of the Priscilla Circle.

Delores was devoted to her family! She enjoyed sewing, baking, gardening, collecting stamps, sending and collecting cards, and music especially hymns.

Survived by loving daughters: Lynda (David) Resch and Sandra (Peter) Churness; grandchildren: Hannah, Megan, and Caleb Churness; sisters-in-law: Ivadell Carlson and Faye Carlson; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Preceded in death by husband Harvey Walton Johnson on August 23, 2013, her parents, brothers: Leonard and Kenneth Carlson.

Funeral Services for Delores A. Johnson will be held on Saturday, February 27th at 3 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Pastor Peter Churness (son-in-law) will officiate.

Interment Lakeview Cemetery.

Visitation AT THE FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, February 27 from 1:30 P.M. until time of service.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to


3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Pastor Russ Grigsby

    On behalf of St. Paul’s Ev Lutheran, I extend our deepest condolences to the family. Delores was deeply loved by all and we rejoice in her final homecoming. May God comfort you.

  2. Janet French

    God bless you and Dolores, always so faithful.

  3. Timothy Olson

    My condolences on the loss of your mother Delores. She was always so kind and gracious, and her eyes and face radiated the love of Christ. She always had a smile on her face, and was always eager to serve others. I never heard an unkind word spoken about her or by her.


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