Ardis Johnson Rahn
Ardis Corrine Johnson Rahn, 90, of Lanesboro, passed away peacefully at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. She was born on Feb. 20, 1925, near Highland, Minn., to Peter J. and Cora J. Johnson. She attended Grubtown School and Lanesboro High School, and married Eldor E. Rahn, originally of Hazen, N.D., on Oct. 17, 1942, in Peterson.
Ardis was a lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church of Highland and a member of the Lanesboro American Legion Auxillary Post No. 40. She loved making quilts for family and friends and was involved in making quilts with her church friends for many years. She loved to embroider; she gardened, canned many jars of vegetables and fruits over her lifetime; loved growing flowers, reading, fishing, and was an avid bird lover. She especially loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 71-plus years, Eldor; her parents; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
Ardis is survived by her children, Jackie (Paul) Feind of Rochester, Sharon (Richard) Peterson of Lanesboro, David (Joyce) Rahn of Whalan, Elaine Rodgers of Becker, Minn., Steven Rahn (Sue Lance ) of Peterson, Judy Erickson (Joe Lukes) of Altoona, Wis., and Loren Rahn of Eyota. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren, sister Pernella Landsverk of Rushford, and two nieces Karen (Glen) Bakken and Arlene (Gordon) Johnson, both of Rushford.
Funeral services for Ardis will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at First Lutheran Church of Highland, rural Lanesboro, with the Rev. Patricia Hinkie officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a condolence or memory of Ardis with the family, please visit www.RileyFuneralHomes.com 507-867-4310