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Thelma Johnson

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Thelma A. Johnson, age 81, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Thelma Angeline was born on August 22, 1933 in Mount Sterling, Wisconsin, the youngest daughter of Attley and Millie Attleson. Thelma moved from Mount Sterling to rural New Hampton in 1942, graduating from New Hampton High School in 1951. One of her first jobs in New Hampton was selling popcorn at the Firemen's Theater. On September 23, 1962 she married Roger Johnson at New Hampton's Trinity Lutheran Church. For much of her adult life she worked in banking, at First National Bank and later with Security State Bank, retiring in 1998. Thelma enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, going to the apple orchards in Wisconsin, and traveling. She was involved in women's circle, church council, and quilting at church, and liked gardening, reading, and catching bluegills on the Mississippi River. Most of all she cherished spending time with her four grandchildren and Saturday morning coffee with her sisters. Thelma is survived by her husband, Roger of New Hampton; son, Christopher (Bonnie) Johnson of Bismarck, North Dakota; daughter, Jennifer (Robert) McCabe of South Saint Paul, Minnesota; and four grandchildren, Erik and Hallie Johnson, and Elizabeth and Katherine McCabe; and two sisters, Mavis Lang and Hazel Hereid, both of New Hampton. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Percival, Stanley, and Orland Luther.

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  1. Dear Roger and family I was so saddened to hear of your dear Thelmas passing as I know how much she was loved by all of you! Thelma was a gracious lady, I treasured taking care of her. I will remember all of you in my prayers. Sharon Trewin

  2. I remember working at the First National Bank with Thelma and all the good times in the 60s we girls had, besides all the work. Everyone worked as a team with a small crew so much smaller than the banks today, so we were all so close. Thelma will be truly missed!

  3. Our sympathy to you Roger and the family. Thelma was a wonderful person and I enjoyed visiting with her in church, she will be missed by all who knew her. Dave and Sandy Jaschen

  4. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Jesus promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again at John 528,29 which talks about the resurrection hope. What a wonderful hope that will be! May this bible thought bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  5. Roger and family – We are sorry to hear of Thelmas passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Nick and Kendra Leibold

  6. Roger and family. So sorry to hear of Thelma;s passing. When I started working at FNB she was there and so friendly and helpful. I enjoyed working with her. She was a lovely and sweet lady. I m sorry I will be away on vacation and will not be able to go to the visitation. Judy Hoffman

  7. Roger, Chris and Jen Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Thelma was a wonderful lady who always had a smile on her face. May all the wonderful memories of good times remain with you forever. God be with you all.

  8. Roger, Chris, and Jen, Words cannot describe the sympathy I am feeling for you and your family during this difficult time I have many fond memories of the time I was able to spend with all of you. Blessings to all.

  9. Roger, Chris, Jen and grandchildren.my thoughts and prayers are with you as you have lost your wife, mother and grandmother.

  10. Thelma was such a sweet lady. I remember many good conversations at the family reunions and church. She will truly be missed. Love to you all.

  11. My earliest memories of Thelma began when as a youth she was my Sunday School Teacher, and later my first job at the First National Bank and Thelma was there to help me out. What a wonderful, giving person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Marcia P

  12. Extending my DEEPEST sympathy to Roger and Family. My connection with the Johnsons was at Trinity Lutheran Church. What a wonderful warm and compassionate couple who always had a smile and extended a welcome from the heart. May your faith and memories comfort you and know that your LOVED one is safe in her Heavenly Home.RIP.

  13. My deepest sympathy to Mr. Johnson, Chris, Jennifer and family. I have so many wonderful memories of Mrs. Johnsons kindness and patience with all of us neighborhood kids hanging out in the basement. She is greatly missed.

  14. Roger and family You all have my sympathy in the passing of Thelma. I have many fond memories of knowing Thelma through the church there in New Hampton. She was a wonderful, caring person whom I looked up to in my early “motherhood” years. Trinity Lutheran played an important part in my life and my familys life. She will be missed. Thankfully, though, she is in a wonderful place, waiting for the rest of you to be together again.

  15. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrows overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 652)

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