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“Blessed be her memory. Thinking of you Susan. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Bobbi Jo Johnston - MN

“Dear Cousins. Sorry for the loss of your mother. What a wonderful gal with such a great sense of humor. You guys have been so blessed She is the...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Dennis Meyer - Waverly, IA

“What a beautiful picture of your mom.I can see her in many of you. Our sincere sympathy to all of you. We will not be able to attend her service,but...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jane and Jerry Ewert - Wells, MN

“My deepest sympathy. I remember all the fun us kids had playing in the neighborhood. I also remember your Mom and what a kind lady she was. May she...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Donna (Goracke) Lamont - WY

“The world has lost a wonderful light source! May she Rest In Peace now! Love to all her loved ones ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Renee Angelovic - Boulder, CO

“Rest in Glorious Peace Mrs. Johanson, an Amazing woman on Earth, now an Angel in Paradise ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Catherine Patti - Delray Beach, FL

“Children are the reflection of their mother's soul. Glady's soul shines brightly in her progeny, the kindest family I've ever known. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ann Hart Chapman - Cable, WI

“Corrine, Bruce, Emily, Mark and families, so sorry to here of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.Donnie and Sue (Cummings) Grunzke ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Grunzke - Alden, MN

“My deepest sympathy in your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of you! ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Brian Wanzek - Palm Springs, CA


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Gladys M. Johanson, age 101, of Wells, MN, died Thursday, March 7, 2019 at her home in Wells, MN, surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells with Pastor Meg Sander officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Wells, in the spring. Memorial preferred to hospice, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of donor's choice. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family.

Gladys was born October 19, 1917, in Dunbar Twp, Faribault Co., MN, the daughter of Herman H. and Wilhelmina (Miller) Vogelsang. Gladys attended country school near Matawan. She was united in marriage to Wilbur A. Johanson, November 18, 1937 at Dunbar Church, and to this union 7 daughters and 7 sons were born. Gladys was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Gladys is preceded in death by her parents, husband Wilbur; brothers: Roger, Elroy, Melvin (Bertha) and Milton (Grace); sisters: Mabel (Leslie) Buelow and Ellen (Arnold) Meyer; son-in-law, Roger H. Schultz; daughter-in-law Janice Johanson and granddaughter Jennifer Johanson.

She is survived by her 14 children and their spouses: Kenyon of Richfield, MN, Corrine Schultz of Albert Lea, MN, Joan (Jack) Kuntz of Miles City, MT, Jerald of Friends Wood, TX, Glenn (Janet) of Wells, MN, Russell (Connie) of Ramsey, MN, Vila Stump of San Diego, CA, Bruce of Wells, MN, Emily (Jimmy) Ness of Alma, WI, Mark (Meredith) of Buffalo, MN, Susan Johanson (Guy Baldwin) of St. Paul, MN, Dawn (Frank) Dutton of Denver, CO, Richard (Jody) of St. Michael, MN, and Kimberly (Steve) Zimmer of Castro Valley, CA; 35 grandchildren and their spouses; 47 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and their families.