Johnson, Doris E. (Roley) (1931-2007)

Doris E. Johnson, 75, Warren, MN, passed away on March 4, 2007 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Doris Roley was born in Warren, MN on December 6, 1931, the daughter of Emmit and Gerda (Lindquist) Roley. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Doris was united in marriage to Glenn Johnson, formerly of St. Hilaire, MN, on October 2, 1960 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Warren where she continued to be an active member throughout her lifetime.

Doris completed 8 years of school at Honorville School District 6 of rural Warren and later graduated from Warren High School. She completed LPN school at Bethesda Hospital in Crookston, MN and post graduate school at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, SD. Doris worked at the Warren Hospital for 40 years.

Giving of her time and talents was very important to Doris. She served in many capacities at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church including Sunday School Superintendent, WELCA President, Church Council President and director of cherub and chapel choirs for 16 years. She played in the bell choir, active in church circles, quilting and piano accompanist for the ODC Bible Study at OSL Church. In addition to the church, Doris served on the Lutheran Social Services Advisory Board, volunteered at the Good Samaritan Center, Occupational Development Center and was a driver for social services. Doris was also a member of the Agassiz Swedish Heritage Society, board member of the Thief River Falls Concert Association, a member of the Warren Senior Center and a driver for the LAH/BNP.

Family and grandchildren were of most importance to Doris. She thoroughly enjoyed singing gospel hymns and playing her own piano at home. Doris leaves behind her husband, Glenn, daughters, Diane Bjorgaard of Aberdeen, SD and Emilie (John) Holland of Casselton, ND, grandchildren, Jacob and Katie Bjorgaard of Aberdeen, SD and Kristin and Laura Holland of Casselton, ND, sisters; Eunice Roberts of Forest Hills, CA, Dagney (Maynard) Christenson of Webster, MN and Phyllis (Henry) Troska of Belle Vista, AR, brothers; Merton Roley of Warren, MN, John Roley of Mountain Home, AR and Marvin (Carol) Roley of Elk River, MN, many nieces and nephews and special friends, Vanessa (Folz) Royer and Cameo (Folz) Rivera. Very special friends, Arlys Anderson, Anna Vonasek and Marcie Bubb, long time working companions.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Merle Torgerson who died on December 6, 2006.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky