Dewey, Lana Gail (Johnson) age 91, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2020.
She was born March 13, 1929, in Forest City, IA, to Selmer and Grace (King) Johnson. Lana was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She graduated from Forest City High School and Mankato Business School and went on to become a valued employee of Ed Phillips and Sons Co. for over 40 years as a supervisor in the production department. Lana married her late husband Richard in 1951 and they made their life and home in Columbia Heights for many years.
Lana had a zest for life and overcame several health challenges. She had a remarkable memory and earned a reputation as a gifted storyteller. She had both a passion and talent for growing flowers, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with family.
Lana is preceded in death by her husband Richard; parents, Selmer and Grace (King) Johnson; brother, Quintin Johnson; sister, Inez Heimdal and mother-in-law, Myrtle Dewey. She is survived by daughter, Lynn Carlson (Terry); son, Brad Dewey (Susan Perala-Dewey); 5 grandchildren, Ashley Heineman (Christopher), Darren Carlson, Lindsay Schlemmer (James), James Perala-Dewey, and Jeffrey Perala-Dewey; 3 great grandchildren, Bella, Pyris, and Tyden Heineman; sister, Idelle Peterson, and many nieces and nephews.
Lana will be dearly missed.
A private family service will be held with a celebration of life planned for a later date.
Lana's family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at J. A. Wedum Residential Hospice and Mercy Hospital ICU and 4 West for their care and support. Memorials preferred to the donor's favorite charity.