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Feb. 18, 1919-Jan. 16, 2012

DUDLEY -- Irene Ylikopsa Johnson,
106 Spring Drive, died Monday.

Graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery, 714 Emmaus Church Road.

There will be a time to share with the family following the service.

Surviving are a son, Roger D. Johnson (Vickie Jones) of the home, and a brother, Wayno Yilkopsa of Cloquet, Minn.

A native of Floodwood, Minn., she was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Johnson; her parents, Ellen Kuusela Yilkopsa and Alex Yilkopsa; her daughter, Doris Johnson; and her siblings, Leonard Yilkopsa, George Yilkopsa and Gertrude Y. Typpo.

She was a graduate in the class of 1936 of Floodwood High School in Floodwood, Minn.

Mrs. Johnson was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary.

While living in California, she work as a waitress and even waited on legendary Frank Sinatra.

Arrangements are by Evergreen Memorial Service of Goldsboro, and condolences may be made through www.evergreenmemorialservice.com.


Published in Obituaries on January 17, 2012 1:48 PM