She was born Aug. 11, 1926, to Walter and Olive (Parker) Johnson in Wadena. She married Roy Edwin Schwartz on Feb. 12, 1944 in Wadena. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling, fishing and spending time with her family.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10, in the United Methodist Church in Wadena with the Rev. Shirley Nelson officiating. Interment was in the Wadena Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Bruce Zeller, Bobbi Ruziska, Jefferson Kortas, Jennifer Nelson, Nicole Schwartz and Jason Schwartz. Arrangements were with the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena (www.johnsonmemorialhome.com).
Survivors include her husband, Roy; sons, Gerald (Penny Quie) of Elk River, and Harvey (Chris) of Longmont, Colo.; daughters, Deanna (Jim) Zeller of Sebeka, Denise (Tom) Webster of Santa Clara, Utah, and Kathy Kortas of Sacramento, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Ann (Irv) Kamin of St. Paul, Beatrice (Howard) Schwartz of Wadena, Shirley (George) Pennas of St. Paul, and Beverly (Wallace) Coson of Wadena.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Luella Lilly.