Irene Emily (Kluss) Johnson died peacefully July 8, 2021, at Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing in St. Croix Falls. She was 95.

Irene was born Sept. 22, 1925, to Fred and Zeatta (Schmidt) Kluss. She was raised on the family farm and attended Osceola High School. She set out as a teenager to work in Stillwater, Minn. She held numerous jobs, but her most treasured was at UFE in Dresser until she retired in 1991, after 39 1/2 years. She did go back to UFE and fill in for several years after that.

Irene was a very independent woman and could fix or put together nearly anything. She loved to tinker around her house and tend to her lawn, which she always kept in perfect shape. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents and sons, Dennis and Ronald, brother Irvin (Buddy) Kluss, sister Iris Harris, daughter-in-law Myra, and great granddaughter Jayme.

She is survived by her children Leland Johnson and Edward (Peggy) Johnson. Grandchildren Dennis (Barb) Johnson, Colleen (Greg) Cook, Scott (Stacy) Johnson, Darren (Judy) Johnson, Denae (Chad) Tolzman, Leanne (Tim) Stob, and Michael (Leann) Johnson. Great grandchildren Bethanne Johnson, Carrie (Luke) McDermott, Nicki (Drew) Anderson, Brandon Bottolfson, Samantha Johnson, Savannah Johnson, Nathan (Gabrielle) Stob, Ryan (Erin) Stob, Veronika Stob, Ava Johnson, and Claire Johnson as well as multiple great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Doris Traiser, Helen Jorgensen, and Karen Willey and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be July 16 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Osceola with visitation one hour prior to service.

Interment will be held in Oak Grove Cemetery in East Farmington following the service.

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