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Corrine Johnson Obituary

Corrine Marie Johnson, 88, of Lake City, died Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the Mayo Clinic Health System, Lake City Care Center.
    She was born July 2, 1932, in St. Paul to Arthur and Mable (Blume) Staples. She graduated from Humboldt High School, and then Hamline University with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She then received a certificate in public health from the University of Minnesota and worked at St. Paul Family Nursing Services. She met her husband, Rolin H. “Mike” Johnson, while attending the University of Minnesota. The couple was married in St. Paul on Sept. 7, 1956. Corrine worked for the Chicago Board of Health while Mike attended graduate school at Northwestern University. After living in Wisconsin and Connecticut, they returned to Minnesota and made their home in Lake City where Corrine worked for 24 years as a registered nurse at the Lake City Hospital, helping to birth several generations of Lake City babies. She later worked for Wabasha County Public Health before retiring in 1995.
    Corrine loved to keep busy. She enjoyed riding her bike, golf, and water aerobics with her friends at the public pool. She enjoyed traveling and treasured the trip she made to the Holy Land. Corrine followed local sports and she was a devoted Twins fan. Every year she made a trip to Fort Meyers to visit the Twins spring training camp with her brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Martha Staples. She was an active member of First Lutheran Church and a volunteer for the Lake City Food Shelf.  
    She is survived by her children, Deborah Johnson of Halesite, N.Y., Jane (William) Bergland of Alexandria, Minn., Michael (Barbara) Johnson of Lake City, Mary (Joseph) Pohlkamp of Baxter, Minn., and Nancy (Andrew) Ewald of Hopkins, Minn. Corrine had 13 grandchildren, Johanna, Tomas and Jodi Bergland, Amanda and Kathryn Johnson; Matthew, Christopher, Sarah, Abby, Eric and Molly Pohlkamp and, Taylor and Cole Ewald. She is also survived by one brother, Arthur (Elizabeth) Staples of Mendota Heights, Minn.; and, sister-in-law, Martha Staples of Champlin, Minn. Corrine was preceded in death by her husband, Mike; brother, Kenneth Staples; and her parents.
    A private family graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Lake City. Memorial donations are preferred to the Lake City Food Shelf. Online condolences may be left for the family at Arrangements with the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel.

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