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Leona Mae (LaRose) Johnson Eisch-kan-nah-nah-wah-be-quay (Strong Standing Woman) started her journey Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

She was born March 5, 1946 in Detroit Lakes, to parents, John Joseph LaRose and Nancy Cummings-Rock-LaRose of Ponsford.

She met her lifetime companion of 53 years, Floyd Peter Johnson Sr. and was married Jan. 14, 1967. They raised a family that consisted of four daughters and two sons, Lorena Marie Johnson of Cass Lake, Lorraine Marie Johnson of Longville, Lisa Michelle Johnson of Walker, Loretta Mae Johnson (Gary) of Park Rapids, Lucas Wayne French of Longville and Floyd Peter Johnson Jr. of Pine River.

Leona was very proud of all her 26 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, and all her nieces and nephews.

She liked to go to pow-wows, play bingo, and also do her jigsaw puzzles.

She loved being with all her grandkids and supporting them in any competitions for princesses and braves. She will miss her little companion, Nessa, and she would like to thank everyone for being there supporting her family. Migwitch.

Leona will be laid to rest for she was the last of her immediate family.

Visitation: will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 and continue until the funeral service at the Veteran's Building in Cass Lake.

Funeral service: 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10.