Yvonne Johnson

Yvonne Johnson

Yvonne M. Johnson, 77, North Oaks, died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at her home while surrounded by her loving family.
Yvonne was born Aug. 23, 1936 in Saint Paul, the daughter of Frank and Vera (Lundt) Nuebel. She was raised in the Rice and University area of Saint Paul, where she attended Mechanic Arts. Following graduating in 1953, she went to Augustana College in South Dakota. After one year she returned to meet and marry the love of her life, Gordon “Bud” Johnson, on Nov. 30, 1956. They settled on the east side of St. Paul for 16 years. While there she volunteered at Planned Parenthood, which spiked her interest in nursing. She went to LPN school while raising four girls. She started working at an OB-GYN office in St. Paul. In 1972 they left St. Paul and moved to Wyoming. Her love for her work convinced her to continue her education to get her RN degree. She moved on to the Care Center in Chisago City and from there she picked up the position of executive director of Whispering Pines in Forest Lake and Valkommen Apartments in Lindstrom until her retirement in 2012. When she had spare time she enjoyed working her “fun” job at what is now known as Macys. Yvonne enjoyed shopping, collecting, feeding wildlife, traveling, a stop at White Castle and, above all, her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Vera (Lundt) Nuebel; husband, Gordon Bud in 2010; sister, Jean Pedersen; brother, Edward Nuebel; brother-in-law, Robert Pedersen.
She is survived by her loving and devoted daughters, Jean (Kevin) Lindstrand, Janet Holcombe, Julie (Mike) Thoemke, Kristy (Robert) Knobloch; grandchildren, Kristen (Travis) Nelson, Kathryn (Adam) Clark, Erik Lindstrand, Ethan Thoemke, Bryce Thoemke, Nadine Thoemke, Jack Knobloch, Tony Knobloch; great-grandson, Jens Nelson; sister-in-law, Sally Nuebel; nine nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life was Sunday, Dec. 15 at Kozlaks Royal Oak Restaurant, Shoreview. Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Forest Lake, served the Johnson family.

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