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Brenda Johnson, age 59, died on February 25, 2019, at Sanford Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019, at Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church, Ortonville, MN, at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service beginning at 12:00 p.m. Reverend Richard Larson will officiate, and interment will be at Hope Cemetery, Odessa, MN.
Brenda Jane (Brown) Johnson was born on May 14, 1959, in St. Paul, MN, to Richard and Marilyn (Pederson) Brown. She attended school in St. Paul and graduated from St. Paul Central High School.
Brenda lived most of her life in St. Paul. She and her family moved to the Ortonville area in 1992. Brenda loved to play bingo and poker, and spent many hours playing Yahtzee. Most of all Brenda enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She would do a special activity with each one of them but loved baking with all of them. Brenda never missed an opportunity to go to the Minnesota State Fair or Black Friday shopping.
She is survived by her children: Richard Brown of Hutchinson, MN; Nichole (Terry) Kirk of Austin, TX; Mike Johnson of Plymouth, MN; 10 grandchildren; siblings: Darla Brown, Randy (Phyllis) Brown, Dale (Diane) Brown, Doug Brown, and Jeff (Shannon) Brown; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Preceding Brenda in death are her parents, and brother, Scott Brown.