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Natalie L. Johnson

Natalie L. Johnson

Natalie Lopez Johnson, age 85, of Moorhead, MN quietly and without pain, passed away on October 9, 2017.

Born December 1, 1931, in what is now known as Woodlawn Park (Skunk Hollow), Moorhead, her family moved to Kragness, MN and worked as migrant workers. Natalie was the youngest of eight children and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1951. Natalie married Roger Dale Johnson on September 15, 1957, and they made their home in Moorhead where they raised one daughter, Margaret, who was born on July 27, 1964.

In the early 1950's Natalie worked in St. Ansgar's Hospital in north Moorhead starting in the records department. She moved into the maternity ward as a nurse's aid, then the surgical ward, and retired as an operating room nurse's assistant in 1987. She then worked at Clay County Diversified Services with the adult mentally delayed until her retirement in 1997.

Natalie was preceded in death by her parents, Sabino and Leocadia Lopez; husband, Roger Dale Johnson; six brothers, Aglie, Manuel, Ruben, Benito, John and Steven, all of Moorhead; sister, Margaret Coronado of Chicago; four sister-in-laws, Alice (Aglie), Delores (Steven), Margorie (Manuel) and Phillis (John).

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret (Johnson) and Charles Wendlick of Moorhead; grandson, Charles Jr. (Rachel), Moorhead; granddaughter, Kristine Wendlick, Moorhead; great-grandson Oliver Miles Wendlick (son of Charles and Rachel); two sister-in-laws, 14 nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews and a few great-great nieces and nephews.

Natalie was loved and will be missed.

A visitation will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM with a memorial service beginning at 6:00 PM at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.

A family burial will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Moorhead, MN.

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