Deborah Lynn Meier was born May 2, 1959 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of Herbert and Edris (Rust) Meier. She and her family moved to Omaha, NE where she began school. In the fifth grade the family moved to Perham, MN where Deborah completed high school.
On September 22, 1979 Deborah was united in marriage to Randy Johnson. The couple made their home in Sauk Centre where they began their family. Deborah and Randy were blessed with three children, Desiree, Justin and Logan. In the mid 1980’s Deborah and her family moved to the Alexandria, Mn area where they eventually settled at their home on Taylor Lake.
Over the years Deborah worked at many different jobs. She worked for three years at Garfield Lumber. Primarily she ran a daycare from her home. She loved children; she was skilled at thinking as a child might think and understanding the needs of different children. She knew that, mostly, they just needed love.
Deborah worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and took jobs where her father was being cared for. She enjoyed providing extra service to the elderly; she often shopped for them, found them bargains and kept them looking sharp. For about twelve years Deborah worked in the Tastefully Simple warehouse. She was a vibrant and colorful person. She loved being a friend and a visitor. When she saw the need Deborah always put others first and lent a helping hand.
Deborah enjoyed golfing with her friends and family. She was an excellent golfer; in high school she was third in the state. Deborah also liked making things look nice. She had a creative mind and could create decorations for any occasion.
On Friday, July 26, 2019 Deborah died peacefully at her home. She is preceded in death by her mother, Edris Meier. Deborah is survived by her husband, Randy Johnson of Alexandria; her Father, Herbert Meier of Alexandria; daughter, Desiree Johnson and husband, Jake DeCock of West Fargo, ND; sons, Justin Johnson and wife, Anna, of Sauk Centre, MN and Logan Johnson of Alexandria; grandchildren, Brayden Johnson, Mykenna Johnson, Noah Johnson, Charlie Johnson and Cora Johnson; and one sister, Pamela Meier of Minneapolis, MN.
A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Friday, August 2, 2019, at the First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Interment will be in the Gorman Township Cemetery near Perham, MN at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM Thursday at the Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory in Alexandria. Additional visitation will be from 10 to 11 AM Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. www.andersonfuneral.net
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