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December 18, 1951 – Thursday, August 30, 2012

Service Information
Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
5:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
3-5 P.M.

Colleen Kathryn Johnson, age 60, of rural Howard Lake passed away Thursday morning, August 30th, 2012 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

She was born on December 18, 1951 in Minneapolis the daughter of Robert & Audrey Winstrom Orth.

On August 18, 1968, Colleen K. Orth and Dennis C. Johnson were joined in marriage in Watertown, South Dakota. God blessed their marriage with two children Tim and Katie.

Colleen was employed for thirty three years at Seagate.

Colleen enjoyed sports all around. She especially enjoyed baseball and Nascar.

Survived by her loving husband of forty-four years: Dennis C. Johnson of Howard Lake; a son: Tim (Angie) Johnson of Brainerd and Katie (Dean) Johnson of St. Cloud; four grandchildren: Tylor Johnson, Jacob Hertzog, Breanna Hertzog and Kharli Fisher; a brother: Kevin Orth of Long Mount, Colorado; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents: Robert & Audrey Winstrom Orth.

A Memorial service for Colleen Johnson will be held on Tuesday, September 4th at 5:00 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

A Time of Gathering will be held on Tuesday, September 4th from 3-5 P.M. at the funeral home.

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8 Guestbook Entries

  1. stacey and phil neumann

    Our hearts go out to Denny and family. She is at peace and would want the same for all of you. Stay strong and stay close with each other.

  2. Gary A. Deidrick

    My condolences to Denny and your family. These are hard times.


  3. Steve and Rhonda Witthus

    Sending our deepest sympathy. No words can take away your grief, but you are in our thoughts.

  4. Crickett Linderholm

    Memories shared from 40+ years ago bring a reason to celebrate not only the joy that Colleen brought to our lives, but the peace she has now found. May those memories give you strength through the days ahead

  5. Lori Rennecke

    May you find peace at this time of grief and may her memory forever be imprinted in your hearts.

  6. Archie Dean

    Sorry to hear about your loss.

  7. Linda Sanders

    I am an old friend of Denny and Colleen and just wanted to express my sadness at hearing of Colleen’s passing. We haven’t been in contact for many years but were great friends when our children were small. My ex-husband, Fred, told me today about your loss and I wanted to send my condolences to your family.

  8. Kathy Buccini

    I was so sad to hear of Colleen’s passing. She was a very good friend of mine in high school and I lost contact with her after I moved. Colleen was one of the most resourceful people that I ever met and I learned a lot from her. I am so sorry for your loss.


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