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Ruth F. Johnson


Ruth F. Johnson, 96, of Mitchell died Nov. 9, 2013 at Firesteel Health Care Center. Funeral services were Nov. 15 at the First Presbyterian Church.
Ruth was born near Minnedoka, ID on April 11, 1917 to Eugene and Frieda (Wolff) Heck. Her family moved to Tolstoy, SD, then to Gettysburg in 1931 where she attended high school. She graduated from DWU in 1941 with a degree in Commercial Science.
She married Vernon C. Johnson on Nov. 27, 1941. She worked for the War Department while her husband was in the service.
She is survived by her daughters Dianne (Robert) Peterka of Sioux Falls; Sheryl (Mark) Tasier of Fountain Hills, AZ; and Judine (Curt) Hills of Rochester, MN, granddaughters, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church in Mitchell or the American Lung Association.

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