Elaine Johnson, 85, of Fort Dodge passed away Friday, August 17, at Tompkins Memorial Health center.
Elaine is survived by her son, Brent and his wife Diana of Fort Dodge; daughters, Beth Trickel and husband, Bruce of Albany, Ga.; and Anita Behrens of Poulsbo, Wash.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary (Laqua) Sedlon; husband, Eugene.
Elaine Mary Sedlon was born October 27, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was raised and educated in Lansing, Mich., where she graduated from high school. She then received a two-year degree from Michigan State University. On July 12, 1948 Elaine was united in marriage to Eugene Johnson in Bay City, Mich. Elaine worked various jobs until the couple established their home in Storm Lake. There she was administrative assistant for her husband, Gene as he worked as Agency Manager for State Farm. In 1979 the couple moved to their lake home in Okoboji, where she continued to assist Gene. Elaine also volunteered at the Spirit Lake Hospital and in their church. After retirement the couple wintered in Arizona and moved to Fort Dodge in 2008. Elaine was a gentle, kind-hearted lady who enjoyed her grandchildren, fishing, and reading.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.