The Free Press, Mankato, MN

August 19, 2013

Alice Johnson

— Alice Johnson

    Funeral services for Alice Johnson will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church.  Rev. Clayton Balsley will officiate.  Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.   Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 21st at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.  Online condolences are welcome at

    Alice Fay Johnson, age 90, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013 at St. John's Lutheran Home after a brief illness.

    Alice was born in Lone Rock, Iowa, and grew up in Lake Crystal, Minnesota. She married August Johnson on October 27, 1943. In 1955 they moved to Albert Lea where they were members of Calvary Baptist Church. Alice became well-known in the community for her handmade dolls, especially her Raggedy Anns and Andys. She started making them in 1960, and was still sewing until her recent illness.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester as well as the staff at St. John's Lutheran Homein Albert Lea

    Alice is survived by her daughters Judith Johnson, Jeanne (David) Sumnicht, and Diane (Mike) Vietor;  five grandchildren Cory (Jing) Yun and their children Dylan and Emma, Chad Vietor, Sara (Jamey) Anderson and their children Alexis, J.D. and Jacey, Katie (Brian) Bispala and their children Sydney August, Aidan and Libby Alice, Matthew (Katie) Sumnicht and their son Evan; and her sister Nadine (Luverne) Meier .

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 65 years, August Johnson and two sisters.

    Memorials preferred to St Mary's Hospital, Cardiac Care, Calvary Baptist Church or donor's choice.