Clarice Jean Johnson was born on December 22, 1942, to Edward and Gladys (Peterson) Russenberger at the Springfield Hospital. She graduated from Sanborn Public School. On December 15, 1962, Clarice was united in marriage to Russell Johnson at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Springfield. She worked for Varpness John Deere Implement of Lamberton, provided day care, worked for AUI in Sleepy Eye, Corral Junction, and Tauer's SuperValu until medical problems required her to retire.
Clarice died on January 6, 2018 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 75.
She is survived by her son Harley (Doreen) Johnson of Sanborn; daughter Holly Jo (Rick) Barber of Luverne; and grandchildren - Ashley Jo Barber and Nicholas (Briana) Barber. Clarice was preceded in death by her parents and husband.