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Helen Ramsden Johnson (1928 – 1999)

Services were Sept. 11, 1999 for Helen Johnson, 70, of Hanover Park, Ill., formerly of Kiron, at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. The Rev. James Schubring was in charge of the service. Burial was in the Hayes Township Cemetery south of Arthur.

Mrs. Johnson died Sept. 6 at her home in Hanover Park, Illinois.

Mrs. Johnson was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Thor, the daughter of Lawrence and Cora Belle (Swisher) Ramsden. She married Conwell W. Johnson, Ph.D. April 14, 1950, in Fort Dodge. She studied music at the University of Minnesota, and later taught piano lessons in her home. She served as church organist for 20 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Torricelli of Hanover Park, Ill.; a granddaughter, Emily Torricelli of Hanover Park; and two brothers, Wesley and his wife Dorothy Ramsden, of Green Bay, Wis., and Richard Ramsden of Las Vegas, Nev.

Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetic Association.

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