Charlotte “Char” Rae Johnson died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on January 08, 2021 in Staples. Mass of Christian burial will be on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples, Mn. Visitation will take place one hour prior to services. Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel-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 sister’s porch visiting with family and friends, and visiting with her friends at the square apartments. However, her favorite thing in the world was the car rides with her dog, Peanut to the cemetery to see her daughter.
She is survived by her children Ginger Wellnitz, and Brent Mertens; grandchildren Taylor, Maya, Minette, Daryl Jr, Samantha, Katelynn, Billy, Annabelle; great-grandson Ira; brother Gary (Janice) Johnson, Dale Johnson; sisters Pat Myers, Kay (David) Jessop, Cindy (Jason) Morales; and many nieces and nephews.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her father Lyle; mother Sarah; daughter Sara Rae; brother Allan; brother-in-law Ken Myers; and sister-in-law Bonnie Johnson.