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Elvira D. Johnson

August 7, 1928 October 5, 2011
Elvira D. Johnson
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Elvira D. Johnson, 83, resident of Frederic, WI died Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the Frederic Nursing and Rehabilitation Community.

Elvira was born August 7, 1928 to Frank and Alveda Larson in Frederic, WI. She attended schools locally, graduating from Grantsburg High School in 1945.

She was united in marriage to John Graves, Jr. in Pontiac, MI on February 28, 1948. To this union four children were born: Patrick, Dennis, Sandra and Michael. They lived in the Burnett-Polk County area most of their married life.

On March 26, 1993 she married Donald Johnson. They lived in Bass Lake Community and Frederic, WI.

Her special enjoyment was having children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren close by.

She worked at the Burnett County Sentinel in Grantsburg and at GG Implement in Luck.

She gave her heart to the Lord when she was a young girl and joined the Trade Lake Baptist Church.

Elvira leaves to mourn her husband, Donald Johnson; sons, Dennis (Keiko) Graves of Luck, Michael (Patricia) Graves of Lewis; daughter, Sandra Chouinard of Grantsburg; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; step-children, John (Candy) Johnson of Grantsburg, Daniel Johnson of Florida, Phillip (Debbie) Johnson of Grantsburg; step-grandchildren and step-great-granchildren; sister, Elaine Palmer of Michigan; sisters-in-law, Catherine (John) Odell of Washburn, WI, Elrose Johnson of Grantsburg and Adeline (Bill) Ingalls of Webster; brother-in-law, Wesley Graves of Grantsburg; numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Graves, Jr.; son, Patrick Graves; sons-in-law, Wayne Peterson and Howard Chouinard; sister, Velda Bell; and step-daughter, Cyndee LaForge.

Funeral services will be held at Trade Lake Baptist Church, rural Frederic, on Friday, October 7 at 11:00AM with one hour visitation beginning at 10:00AM. Rev. Merrill Olson will be officiating and music will be provided by organist, Larry Fisk. Pallbearers will be Shawn Graves, Larry Graves, Tony Graves, Bob Peterson, Zach Graves and Sommar Lindberg. Interment will take place at Wood Lake Cemetery in Wood River Township.

Online condolences may be left at Please return to this website for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475.

Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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