Geraldine Johnsen Obituary

Geraldine Fredricka Johnsen
Geraldine Fredricka Johnsen
Geraldine Fredricka Johnsen

December 21, 1917 - July 2, 2011
Born in Ogden, IA
Resided in Madrid, IA
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Geraldine passed away very peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the age of 93. She currently resided at the Madrid Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 am, Thursday July 7, 2011 at St. John's Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Hillsdale Cemetery.

She was born December 21, 1917 in Ogden, IA to Albert and Lillie Bergstrom. She attended Iowa State Teachers College and taught school in Pilot Mound. She married Hans Johnsen on June 10, 1945 and lived in Madrid the rest of her life. She was a homemaker, raising four children and also worked at the Madrid Post Office for 17 years.

She and Hans enjoyed traveling and visited all 50 states. Her favorite hobby was rug weaving and she made and sold hundreds of rugs. Her other interests were quilting, and other forms of needlework, gardening and reading. She was a Camp Fire Girl Leader and Cub Scout Den Mother.

She was active in St. John's Lutheran Church where she was President of Lutheran Church Women, Sunday School teacher and helped with many dinners and other events.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hans, sister Kathryn and brothers Norman and Eldon.

She is survived by four children: Marlin (Shirley) Johnsen, Ronald (Jan) Johnsen, Steven (Tanya) Johnsen, all of Madrid, and Jean (Roger) Heston of Humeston; grandchildren: Sandy (Tim) Campbell, Jim Johnsen, Jon Johnsen, Dan (Chelsea) Johnsen, Linda (Nathan) Schneider, Carole Johnsen, Don (Macaley) Johnsen, Julie Heston, Bob (Gwyn) Heston, Jennifer (Luke) Howell; and six great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 pm, Wednesday at Sundberg Kirkpatrick Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.


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Sundberg - Kirkpatrick
202 S. Market Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church -- Madrid
104 South Market St
Madrid, IA 50156
Thursday, July 7, 2011
10:30 AM
Hillsdale Cemetery
Madrid, IA
Thursday, July 7, 2011


St. John's Lutheran Church
104 South Market Street
Madrid, IA US 50156