Memorial services for Lyla P. Johnson, Wishek, will be held the last week of April, 2018.
Lyla P. Johnson was born June 7, 1920, the oldest of four children of Emil and Mary (Kelle) Pressler. Lyla was eight years old when her father died. The four children were raised to adulthood in Eureka, S.D., by her single mother with help from an uncle and aunt who lived next door. Lyla married Art Johnson of Lehr on March 24, 1943. After Art returned from Europe after WW II, she lived in Lehr until moving to the Wishek Living Center in July, 2010. She worked as a clerk in Grenz General Store in Lehr for more than 40 years. She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church, the Lehr Thimble Bee, and later the Lehr Lions.
Lyla died Dec. 8, 2017, at the Wishek Living Center, Wishek. She was 97 years old.
Lyla is survived by sons, Douglas (Kathy), Madison, Wis., and Gordon (Debbie), Rogers; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six nieces and nephews; and two first cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Art; all of her siblings, brother Emil (who died in Normandy in 1944), sister Violet, and brother Leo; as well as three nieces and nephews.
Memorials, if you wish, may be given to the Wishek Living Center, Grace Lutheran Church (Lehr), St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek, or the Lehr Lions Club.
Share memories and sign online guest book at www.dahlstromfuneralservice.com. (Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek)