Lela A. Johnson (nee Wilde), 96

Lela A. Johnson (nee Wilde), 96
Long Prairie
March 24, 1916 – January 28, 2013

Lela A. Johnson (nee Wilde), 96 year old resident of Long Prairie, MN, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013 at CentraCare Healthsystem in Long Prairie. No services planned at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Stein Chapel in Long Prairie.

Lela Alice Bundy was born on March 24, 1916 in Leslie Township, Todd County, MN to the late Earl and Ione (Cottrell) Bundy. Lela was united in marriage to Arlan Wilde on September 5, 1934 and they had 2 children, Jon and Betty Wilde. Arlan died in 1947, and Lela was later united in marriage to Art Johnson on Oct. 31, 1948 and they had a daughter, Carol Johnson. For many years she owned and operated the Gutches Store and Mill in Reynolds Township. She was the secretary at Reynolds Baptist Church for 32 years. Lela enjoyed crocheting (especially afghans), traveling, and was a fan of Twins baseball.

Lela is survived by her daughter, Betty Christensen; grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Agnes Marsh; many nieces and nephews..

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Arlan Wilde and Art Johnson; son, Jon Wilde; daughter, Carol Holmquist; brothers, Vern and Donald Bundy; and sister, Gladys Boatwright.

Obituary and guest book available online at: www.williamsdingmann.com

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