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Emogene “Jeanne” Johnson 02/20/2012

Emogene “Jeanne” Johnson age 88 of Hudson, formerly of River Falls died Monday, February 20, 2012 at Red Cedar Canyon Assisted Living in Hudson.  She was born the daughter of George and Myrtle (Hemenway) Freese on August 22, 1923 in Dows, IA.  She worked for the State of Minnesota, was the financial advisor for the family farm and a proud homemaker.  Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil “Shorty” Johnson; sister, Ardith Kukuska; and brother, Kenneth Freese.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by her children, Roger (Debrah) Johnson of New Richmond, Greg (Cathy) Johnson of River Falls, Cheryl Johnson of Roberts, Kendra (Jim “Stan”) Margl of Houlton, Warren (Debra) Johnson of Hudson; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Eldon (JoAnne) Freese of Grantsburg; sister, Patricia (Harlyn) Pribnow of New Richmond; sister-in-law, Marilyn Freese of River Falls; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  A memorial service was held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in River Falls.  Visitation was also on Saturday from 2:00-3:00 pm at the church.  Interment was private.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.

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