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Kelly Rae (Swalstad) Johnson

August 2, 1962 ~ October 6, 2021 (age 59)

Obituary

Kelly R. Johnson age 59 of Detroit Lakes, MN died October 6, 2021 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND.  She was born on August 2, 1962 in Moorhead, MN to Burlin and DeNae (Baker) Swalstad. She grew up and attended school in Fargo, ND, graduating from Fargo North High School in 1980. She then attended the Moorhead Technical College, where she studied Data Entry. On September 10, 1983 she was united in marriage to Arlen Johnson in Fargo, ND. They made their home in Fargo and Kelly worked for Barret Mobile Home Transport for several years. They moved to Detroit Lakes in 1994, where she worked for the Detroit Lakes Middle School and later Bell Bank.

Kelly enjoyed lawn work, gardening, and bowling. She was also known for her love of scaring people, which was done whenever the opportunity presented itself. Family was very important to her. She loved having family around her, and also spoiling her grandchildren. She enjoyed living in the lakes area and all it had to offer.

She is survived by her husband, Arlen; one daughter, Jamie Johnson, of Detroit Lakes, MN; two sons, Justin (Gena) Johnson, of Detroit Lakes, MN; and Jacob (Cassidy) Johnson, of Detroit Lakes, MN; three grandsons, Jaxon, Sully, and Brody; three sisters, Lyn (Todd) Sanders, of Hackensack, MN; Roberta (Chuck Kranz) Feller, of Ahwatukee, AZ; and Tammy Barney, of Scottsdale, AZ; mother, DeNae Swalstad, of Fargo, ND; mother in law, Dorothy Johnson, of Fargo, ND; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bob Swalstad; father in law, Duane Johnson; and brother in law, Sam Barney

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 Service Program


Services

Visitation
Monday
October 11, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home

Funeral Service
Tuesday
October 12, 2021

2:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
1401 Madison Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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