Phyllis Johnson, Sioux FallsPhyllis Marie Johnson, 88, Sioux Falls, formerly of Canova, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls.
Phyllis Marie Johnson, 88, Sioux Falls, formerly of Canova, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. Burial will be in Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery, rural Salem. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home, Sioux Falls. There will be a 7 p.m. prayer service.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1922, on a farm in Clay County to Isaac and Alma (Hansen) Ellison.
She attended Greenfield School No. 18, and graduated from Vermillion High School in 1940. She then received a degree in elementary education at Augustana College, Sioux Falls.
She was an elementary teacher in Naples, Willow Lake, Salem and Canova.
On June, 12, 1948, she married Marvin Arnold Johnson.
They lived on a farm six miles east of Canova.
She was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church at Center.
In February 1985, they retired and moved to Sioux Falls.
She is survived by her husband, her children: Carol Bell and husband Terry, Cambridge, Minn.; Yvonne Andrews and husband Larry; and Marcia Raymer and husband Chris, all of Omaha, Neb.; and Mark and wife Colleen, Sioux Falls; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and her twin sister, Fern Ersland, Sioux Falls.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Earl and Morris Ellison.
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