Gladys Holst Johnson of Nashville, TN was born November 8, 1936, at the family farm home in rural Lake City, Minnesota, to LaRoy and Elsa Holst and passed away on Oct 6, 2023, from complications of Inclusion Body Myositis. Her family moved to near Goodhue, MN in 1950 and Gladys graduated from Goodhue High School in1954. She then attended Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis and worked as a secretary at Northwestern Bank. On May 10, 1958, she married George Lee Johnson in Goodhue. They lived in the Minneapolis area and two children, Carrie and Brent, were born to this marriage. The family moved to New Richmond, Wisconsin in 1970 and she was employed as a teacher’s aide at the High School. George and Gladys moved to Green Valley, Arizona in 1988 where she worked as a receptionist. Gladys and George retired in 2002; and to be near Carrie, they moved with her to Naples, Florida, Athens, GA, and Pearland, TX. George passed in 2018 and in 2020 she moved with Carrie and Michael to Nashville, TN.
Gladys is survived by daughter, Carrie (Michael) Capps of Mount Juliet, TN, son, Brent (Jamie) and grandsons, Tanner and Parker of Pittsburgh, PA. Also, brother Gary (Debra) of Idaho Falls, ID and sister-in-law, Julie (Darrel) Jaeger of Stewartville, MN. Gladys is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Her parents and brothers, Arleigh, Carl, Norbert and sister, Gloria Henn predeceased her, as well as her sisters-in-law Donna Holst and Mary Holst and brother-in-law, Dallas Henn.
A graveside Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 27th at 11:00 am at St. John’s Cemetery in Lake City. Minnesota. Mahn Funeral Home Anderson – Peterson Chapel in Lake City is overseeing arrangements.