Carla Johnson, 92, of Mabel
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:14 AM
Carla H. Johnson, 92, of Mabel, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa.
She was born Sept. 1, 1920, in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, Minn., to Elmer and Geva (Iverson) Faa. She attended several rural schools and graduated from the eighth grade.
On Oct. 4, 1941, she married Myron Johnson in Mabel. They farmed in the area for a number of years and operated the Newhouse Store and the C & M Café in Mabel. She worked in several area factories and restaurants and was known for her baking perfection. She worked at the Semcac Senior dining site until the age of 80.
She was a member of the Scheie Lutheran Church and its women's groups. She enjoyed playing cards, cooking and baking, dancing, julebukking and socializing with all of her friends. She was very active and loved to be on the go. She also enjoyed her friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include three daughters, Dorene (Dennis) Garness of Canton, Shirley (Rick) Landsom of Spring Grove and Betsy (Neil) Folstad of Mabel; 11 grandchildren, Corey Garness, Nicole (Garness) Holm, Valerie (Garness) Torgerson, Cassey Landsom, Chris Landsom, Carley Landsom, Melissa Folstad, Stephanie Folstad, Ashley (Folstad) Rein, Kyle Folstad and Gina (Folstad) Peterson; 10 great-grandchildren; and four other children dear to her heart also called her Grandma Carla.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 20, 1987; two infant children; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; and a brother, Norman Faa.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church. Online condolences may be left at www.mengisfuneralhome.com.