Charlotte M. Johns, age 70, of Faribault, died on Monday, April 18, 2011 at her home following an extended illness.
Memorial services will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Steven Delzer, the Reverend Allan Nelson and the Reverend Patricia Halverson officiating.
Memorial visitation will be at the church for one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Charlotte Marie, the daughter of Hovey and Alberta (Anderson) Molstad, was born March 20, 1941 in Valley City, ND. She graduated from Valley City High School in 1958, Valley City Teacher’s College in 1960 and the University of North Dakota in 1966. She taught school in Pillsbury and Grand Forks, ND and in Plymouth, NE. In 1973, she moved to Faribault and taught until her retirement in 1990. She married Leonard Johns in July of 1985 in Faribault; he preceded her in death on August 28, 2002.
She is survived by three children, Jan (and Robert) Patterson of Pewaukee, WI, Steve Levi (and fiancée Shelley Caron) of Scottsdale, AZ and Laura Porras of Farmington; ten grandchildren, Anna Swessel, Kaitlyn Johns, Abigail and Emily Johns, Sophie, Maddie and Spencer Patterson, Ellie and Marco Levi, and Ben Porras; her father, Hovey Molstad of Luverne, ND and one brother, John Molstad of Luverne, ND; four step children, Beth Johns of Minneapolis, Blanche Johns of Mankato, Mark (and Debbie) Johns of Exton, Pennsylvania, Matt (and Carmen) Johns of Franklin, Wisconsin; one maternal uncle and aunt, Palmer and Virginia Anderson of Dresser, WI; and one paternal aunt, Mary Molstad of Colby, KS.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Alberta; her husband, Leonard; an infant sister, Janet and an infant brother.
Date: Sunday May 01, 2011
My dear Beth and your family. I offer my sympathies and my heart goes out to you. Char had a strength, courage and zest that I admired and she always made sure you felt welcome. When she smiled at you it was straight from the heart. My love to all of you. Cherrell
Name: Marcia (Anderson) Haake
Date: Thursday April 28, 2011
Charlotte and I kept in touch over the years, but not as often as I would have liked. It was always great to talk with her. We didn't see each other much as she lived in Minn. and we lived in Federal Way, WA (quite a distance). Thinking of Charlotte always brings a smile to my face as I'm sure it does to all of you.
Name: Charlie and Kay Brekke & Family
Date: Wednesday April 27, 2011
We were cousins, and about the same age. She will be missed by all of us.
Name: Nora Sannes
Date: Sunday April 24, 2011
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Char's death yesterday when I returned from Nevada. I always admired and appreciated Char's caring spirit and her vibrant personality. I know she was often in pain, but always had a smile and an encouraging word. My prayers are with all of you. She will be missed. Char never forgot that that she grew up in Grand Prairie.
Name: Jerry and Ruth Weinkauf
Date: Saturday April 23, 2011
We are thinking of all of you at this time.
Name: Lori & Channon
Date: Friday April 22, 2011
Beth, We extend our sympathies to you & your family on your loss of Char. We are thinking of you & the family as you remember the many years together. Love, Lori & Channon
Name: Helen Voelker Koch
Date: Tuesday April 19, 2011
I'm sorry for your loss Laura and siblings.