In loving memory of

Eileen M. Johnson
November 8, 1923 - July 19, 2020

Eileen M. Johnson, 96, of Rushford died peacefully Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford surrounded by her family. Eileen was born November 8, 1923 in Rushford to Harris and Esther (Hein) Svenningson. She was raised on the Svenningson family farm, north of Rushford, and graduated from Pine Creek Country School. On November 14, 1953, Eileen was united in marriage to Alex Johnson. She worked for Altura Turkey Plant, Home Produce of St. Charles, and Rush Products of Rushford. Eileen was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church, Ladies Night Out Homemakers Club and Echo Ridge Pioneer's 4-H Club for many years. She enjoyed watching birds, tending to her flowers and gardens, cooking, baking, reading the various local newspapers, watching Wheel of Fortune and making quilts for her granddaughters. In her retirement Eileen traveled on bus trips to New York and Cape Cod as well as 4-H trips. Eileen's pride and joy were her granddaughters and her great-grandchildren and the family farm.
Eileen is survived by a son Lyle (Mary) Svenningson, two granddaughters, Sara (Craig) Hanson and Rachel Svenningson, three great-grandchildren, Shayna, Cade and Callan Hanson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex in 1987 and her parents.
Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020 at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Reverend Steve Chellew officiating. Burial will follow in Rushford Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of services at the church on Friday. Please share a memory of Eileen and view her video tribute, when it becomes available at Hoff Funeral Service of Rushford is assisting Eileen's family with arrangements.


The Deer Hunters wrote on Aug 10, 2020:

"We were glad to have known such a nice lady.......we deer hunted on their land .......and camped out behind the barn......always a cheery happy lady with a nice laugh......Condolences to the family........she will be missed.......we enjoyed seeing the pictures..... The Deer Hunters"

Margaret Kennedy wrote on Jul 25, 2020:

"Aunt Eileen was a wonderful woman who deeply loved her family. When I?d visit her at Good Shepherd she would give me updates on Lyle, Mary and her grandchildren and was very proud of them. I wish I could have been able to attend her funeral but was happy to see all the online photos. "

Dana Thompson wrote on Jul 21, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. Hold on to the memories."

To be sure that my love and deepest sympathies are wrote on Jul 21, 2020:

"My deepest sympathy is with you all. I will miss visits with Eileen (already missed since March when visits were cut off) She was often reading the newspaper when I went in. She really loved that part of her day. Love and blessings to all-- Margie Schueler"