Charlotte Johnson

Charlotte “Char” Rae Johnson, 67, Staples died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on January 8, 2021. 

Mass of Christian burial was held Jan. 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. 

Interment was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples. 

Char was born to Lyle and Sarah (Schmidt) Johnson on July 11, 1953. She enjoyed playing bingo with her daughter and her sisters, sitting out on her sisters’ porch visiting with family and friends and visiting with her friends at Staples Square Apartments. Her favorite thing was the car rides with her dog, Peanut to the cemetery to visit her daughter’s grave. 

She is survived by one daughter, Ginger Willnitz and one son, Brent Mertens; eight grandchildren, Taylor, Maya, Minette, Daryl Jr., Samantha, Katelynn, Billy, Annabelle; one great-grandson, Ira; two brothers, Gary (Janice) Johnson and Dale Johnson; three sisters, Pat Myers, Kay (David) Jessop and Cindy (Jason) Morales and many nieces and nephews. 

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Sara Rae; one brother, Allan; brother-in-law, Ken Myers and sister-in-law, Bonnie Johnson.

Funeral arrangements were by Brenny Family Funeral Chapel-Staples. 

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