Dorothy M. Johnson, 94

Dorothy M. Johnson, 94, of Rockford, Ill., died Sunday, April 6, 2014, in P. A. Peterson Center for Health. Born Nov. 23, 1919, in Huxley, Iowa, the daughter of Lewis L. and Isabelle (Dobbe) Larson. Attended Huxley High School, Huxley, Iowa; Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa; St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.; University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill.; and University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. She married Pastor Marvin D. Johnson on Sept. 30, 1944, in Huxley. He predeceased her March 13, 2007. Dorothy and Marvin moved to several Lutheran parishes where he served as pastor, including Fridhem Lutheran Church, Funk, Neb.; Nathanael in Alcester, S.D.; First in Amery, Wis.; Trinity in Marshalltown, Iowa; and Zion in Rockford.

She is survived by her sons, Bruce (Charmaine) Johnson of Dublin, Ohio, Dr. Mark (Sharon) Johnson of Chelmsford, Mass., and Glenn (Sandra) Johnson of Omaha, Neb.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Zion Lutheran Church, 925 Fifth Ave., Rockford, Ill., with Rev. Dr. Michael Thomas officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Family strongly prefers memorials mailed to Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 925 Fifth Ave., Rockford, IL 61104. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd. To share a memory or condolence, visit