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Betty Jean Johannsen

August 8, 1927 — February 27, 2023

BETTY JEAN JOHANNSEN, age 95, of New Richland, died on Monday morning, February 27, 2023, at Foxdale in Waseca.


Born on August 8, 1927, in Wells to Russell and Mata Drake. She received her education in Wells, graduating with the class of 1945. Betty was united in marriage to Merle Johannsen on May 28, 1947. Betty and Merle began their married life together in Wells where they raised two children. In 1959, they moved their family to New Richland where Merle worked for the Peoples Gas Company. Betty was a devoted homemaker and worked for a short time for Abrahams Grocery Store in New Richland. She enjoyed reading, spending her summers up north, getting her hair done and spending time with her grandchildren. Betty was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland where she was active with Ladies Aid for many years. She will be remembered as a caring, thoughtful and loving wife, mom and grandma. She will be dearly missed.


Betty is survived by her husband of 76 years, Merle; son, Terry (Janel) Johannsen of Waseca; grandchildren: Greg Johannsen, Kari Lemons, Jason Johannsen, Shawn Johannsen, and Jenifer Johannsen; great grandchildren: Sarah Johannsen, Jada Johannsen, Tyrese McCain, Isaiah McCain, Cory Lemons, McKayla Johannsen; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.


Preceded in death by her parents; son, Jack (Lonnie) Johannsen; siblings: Ruth Hassing, Luella Severson, Dorothy Weitzel, Maynard Drake, Roger Drake, and John Drake.


Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM on Friday, March 3, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland. Interment will be in St. Olaf Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.



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Visitation

Friday, March 3, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - New Richland

204 1st Street New Richland, Minnesota 56072, MN 00000

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - New Richland

204 1st Street New Richland, Minnesota 56072, MN 00000

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Burial

St. Olaf Cemetery

, New Richland, MN 56072

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