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Paulette D. Johnson

July 17, 1944 — September 28, 2023

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Paulette Dee Johnson was born July 17, 1944 to Charles and Grace (Winrow) Livermore in Canby, Minnesota.  She attended Canby High School and graduated in 1962.  She attended Moorhead State University where she earned her Secretarial Associates Degree.  Paulette married Paul Johnson on July 11, 1965 at United Presbyterian Church in Canby.  The couple moved to Roseau, MN in 1966 and were blessed with a son, Michael, in 1967.  They moved to Norfolk, NE in 1971 where they were blessed with another son, Bradley, that same year.  Paulette worked as a secretary at Northeast Technical Community College.  In 1980, Paul and Paulette moved their family to Alexandria, MN where Paulette worked as a legal secretary until 2008, and later worked as the secretary for Living Word Lutheran Church until her retirement in 2018.

Paulette loved music.  She was an active member of the church choir throughout her life.  She sang with the Sweet Adelines chorus for many years, and was also part of a barbershop quartet which brought her a lot of joy.  She enjoyed watching the birds that frequented the feeders at her home.  She also loved tending to her garden and flower beds, playing word games, and reading.

She cherished time spent with her children, and was an adoring grandmother who loved playing games, doing crafts and enjoying the lake with her three grandchildren.  She could often be found in the stands at swimming and diving meets watching them compete. 

Paulette, age 79, passed away peacefully at her home on September 28, 2023, after a six-year struggle with dementia.  She remained sweet, generous and loving throughout her days.  She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Paul; children, Michael (Kim) Johnson of Lakeville, MN, and Bradley (Jodi) Johnson of Alexandria, MN; grandchildren Ethan Johnson, Sidney Johnson, and Erica Johnson; siblings Rex (Jerry) Livermore of Sioux Falls, SD, Allen (Karin) Livermore of Canby, MN; and many nieces and nephews.  She is reunited in Heaven with her parents and her sister Kathleen.

Paulette’s warm and contagious smile, and her gentle spirit, touched so many people.  She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Flowers in memory of Paulette Johnson can be sent to Living Word Lutheran Church in Alexandria, MN.  Memorial contributions can be made to Living Word Lutheran Church, or to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.

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Friday, October 6, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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16th Ave E, Alexandria, MN 56308

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Saturday, October 7, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

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Saturday, October 7, 2023

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