Donna Mae Johnson

July 25, 1930July 25, 2018
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Donna Mae Johnson, of Duluth died on her 88th birthday Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born July 25, 1930 to Ervin and Marie Torgerson in Graceville, MN.

Donna’s Christian life provides an example for us All.

She will be greatly missed by her husband of 58 years, Gust Johnson of Duluth; daughter, Julie (Allen Jr.) Johnson of Duluth; sisters, Shirley (Bill) Larson, Vera (Dave) Falk, and Judy Magnuson; brothers, Gary (Lori Rick)Torgerson and Philip (Roberta) Torgerson; two grandchildren, Melissa (Jeremy) Fox and Jacob Johnson; nephews, Tom (Mary) Lambert, Bob (Bev) Lambert, and Dale (Andrea) Thorestad; and many other nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 1:00 until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service Monday, July 30, 2018 at Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N 56th Ave. West, Duluth. Interment will be in Oneota Cemetery.


  • Gust Johnson, Husband
  • Julie (Allen Jr.) Johnson, Daughter
  • Shirley (Bill) Larson, Sister
  • Vera (Dave) Falk, Sister
  • Judy Magnuson, Sister
  • Gary (Lori Rick) Torgerson, Brother
  • Philip (Roberta) Torgerson, Brother
  • Melissa (Jeremy) Fox, Granddaughter
  • Jacob Johnson, Grandson
  • Tom (Mary) Lambert, Nephew
  • Bob (Bev) Lambert, Nephew
  • Dale (Andrea) Thorestad, Nephew


  • Visitation Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 30, 2018

Donna Mae Johnson

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Betsy Roberts

August 15, 2018

So sorry to hear about Donna.
Your all in my thoughts & prayers!!
I had the privilege to meet Donna & her sister Carol many years ago. They used to stop @ the Proctor Dairy Queen very often. Always had a great time with them both. They were always the nicest people & I got too be really good friends with them. Always looked forward to seeing them.
They will always be remembered!! 🌹

Marlene Van Puymbrouck

July 29, 2018

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness Paul and I feel about the passing of Donna. We were blessed to have her and Gus in our lives, as our neighbors, for the past 40 years. Donna was a very beautiful, both inside and out, generous and kind hearted person. She will be missed and remain in our hearts forever. Prayers to Donna's family at this most difficult time.
With love,
Paul and Marlene

Judi Magnuson

July 29, 2018

Donna, you were the strong one in the family, yet oh so caring and loving. You always referred to me as your "baby sister" and whenever I think of you, I hear you say those words. You were a gifted writer; every thank you note/ card had such beautifully scripted words and were heartwarming to read.
You were blessed with a wonderful husband, a loving daughter and grandchildren to share your life. How you will be missed, but you are now with family also; Mom & Dad, Carol, Dick and David. I thank God for my "big sister".

Janice Reamer

July 29, 2018

Donna was a wonderful lady! She had a beautiful smile and a kind generous heart! Prayers for her family and loved ones. She will be sadly missed!

Jan and Bonnie Reamer

Grace Johnson

July 29, 2018

I will miss my friend Donna.
She was the sweet part of our family.
Always a smile and a hug when we were together.
Gave the best get well cards to me.
I am confident that she is with her best friend Carol and busy hugging and gabbing.
We have a big hole in our family.

Grace Johnson

July 29, 2018

I will miss her so much. The sweetest kindest person in our family. Always a smiling face and.the greatest get well cards when I was ill.
Her family and faith were most important.
We will always have a huge empty spot in our family with out Donna.
I do believe she is with her sister Carol her best friend.
They are once again laughing and visiting with each other.

allen johnson

July 28, 2018

Donna was kind and very giving of herself and her time. I could not have had a better mother in law. Always with her faith, we will miss you, Allen