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Betty Johnson, 88

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Betty J. Johnson, age 88, of Hastings, died Thursday, Sept. 26, at Augustana Health Care Center.Betty was born August 20, 1925, in Pierce County, Wis. to Lambert and Martha (Blettner) Simon. She married Clair F. Johnson on June 18, 1947, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Prescott, Wis. She was employed as a bartender at the Hastings Country Club for 42 years prior to her retirement. Betty was a dedicated American Legion and VFW Auxiliary member.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Clair; daughter Janice; eleven siblings and grandchild Betty Catherine.

Betty is survived by her three daughters Carol Jean Johnson of Cannon Falls, Marla Johnson of Hastings and Teresa (Scott) Robinson of Red Wing; son Michael (Pam) Johnson of Knapp, Wis.; four grandchildren Christopher Johnson, Katie Crawly, Baines Johnson and Ashley Johnson; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Patricia Simon and sister-in-law Audrey Simon, both of Prescott; also many friends and her "family" at the Hastings Country Club.

The funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. Cole Kracke was held Sept. 30, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hastings.

Pallbearers were Christopher Johnson, Baines Johnson, Chad Robinson, Ronald Platson, John McCauley and Clayton Johnson. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Prescott.

Arrangements were made with Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings.

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