Luella M. Johnson, 84 of Menomonie passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loved ones after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Lue was born on May 5, 1933 to Otis and Grace (Lang) Frandsen in Eau Claire.  She married Dorvin Johnson on August 16, 1952 at Sacred Heart Church in Eau Claire.  Together they were blessed with three children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Lue is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Dorvin Johnson; three children, Sherrie Johnson (Clint Mikkelson), Alan (Doreen) Johnson, and Gary Johnson; grandchildren, Chad Wyttenbach, Melissa (Scott) Bertelson, Chris Wyttenbach, Aaron (Tammy) Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Brock Johnson, Ben Johnson, and Brittany Johnson; great-grandchildren, Logan Wyttenbach, Hailey Johnson, and Leah Johnson; and sisters, Rose Schulz and Betty (John) McInnis.

Lue was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Lillian Reiter.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staffs at Sacred Heart Hospital, Colfax Rehabilitation Center, and Heartland Hospice for the support and care they gave that helped the family through this tough time. 

Luella elected to not have a memorial service.  She would like everyone to remember her in the happy times.  Friends and family may leave online condolences at


  1. I am happy to have the opputinty to have known luella. She was a great person that will be missed by many. Thinking of all the family, friends and all who knew and loved her

  2. Dorvin and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of my visits to your home in Little Falls, you all and Lue were good to me. Take care. Gail

  3. Oh, the happy times. Lue was always so good to me especially when I stayed with them for a whole month during one summer. We all got dressed up and off to church we went on Sunday mornings over in Little Falls MN. She was alway a high energy person and her voice and laughter will always be remembered.

  4. Never forget you grandma! Could never ask for a better gramma and will never forget all you did for me or our times together!

  5. Could not ask for a better Gramma! So damn good to all of us kids! Never forget you and all you have done for us! Best grandma ever!!!

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