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Eleanor "Susie" Lohman, 99

Eleanor "Susie" Lohman, 99, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Seminary Home, two days after celebrating her 99th birthday.

She was born Jan. 19, 1915, in Red Wing, the daughter of J. Emil, and Selma Johnson. She grew up and attended school in Red Wing, graduating in 1933, from Red Wing Central High School. She attended a two year nursing school at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul. On Oct. 10, 1942, she married Edward Christenson in Red Wing. Edward died on Jan. 28, 1963. Susie began working for the Viking Agency, where she worked for 9 years. On July 9, 1972, Susie married Milton Lohman. He died Sept. 13, 1991. Susie was a lifetime member of First Lutheran Church, serving as the church organist and a faithful choir member for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed music, knitting, and having coffee parties with friends.

Susie is survived by her two children, Thomas (Mary Ann) Christenson of Tallahassee, Fla., and Janet (James) Withers of Gambrills, Md.; two granddaughters, Elizabeth (Daniel) Straub, and Terese Ahrens; two great-grandsons, Denver and Ivan Straub; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by both of her husbands; twin infant sons, Jeremy and Johnathan Christenson; and one brother, Ivan Johnson of Red Wing.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at First Lutheran Church, with Reverend Jeremy Nausin officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the church or Lutheran Social Services.

Funeral arrangements are by the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.

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