Evelyn Theona Hagen was born January 6, 1923, in Albin Township, Brown County, Minnesota, the daughter of Thom and Emma (Hagen) Hagen. She was baptized and confirmed at Albion Lutheran Church. She attended Country School Dist. 47, Brown Co. and graduated from St. James High School. She attended business school in Minneapolis. She worked at Cargill in Minneapolis for 2 years, returning to St. James in 1941 where she worked ST Industries and with St. James Public Schools from 1965-1974.
On April 30, 1948, Evelyn was united in marriage to Vernon Johnson at the Albion Lutheran Parsonage in St. James. The couple spend the next 57 years on the family farm where they raised their family. Evelyn enjoyed reading, cross word puzzles, playing 500 in card clubs and cooking and revising recipes.
Evelyn passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James, she was 96.
Evelyn is survived her children; Maralee (Marv) Weiss of Sleepy Eye, Layne Johnson (Tae Meyer) of Lake Crystal, 9 grandchildren; Karl (Jill) Weiss, Kevin Weiss (fiancée Dani Peterson), Bryan (Naomi) Weiss, Jeremiah (Laura) Johnson, Jennifer (Barry) Jesinoski, Jeffrey (Deonne) Johnson, Jaymi (Troy) Bader, Tammy (Carlos) Rosa, Tara Kinney, 21 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Arlene Hagen of St. James, and brother-in-law Kermit Johnson of St. James. She is preceded in death by her husband, son Randall, parents, brothers Don and Stanley, brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law; Vic & Muriel Wordelman, Dona Johnson and Lorriane & Avery Hoff, Father-in-law and mother-in-law Carl and Eugenia (Bloomquist) Johnson.