Elvera (Checco) Johnson, 106, former longtime resident of Hibbing, passed away on Jan. 10, 2019, at North Ridge Care Center in New Hope, Minn.
Elvera was born on Oct. 25, 1912, to James and Josephine Checco of Hibbing. She graduated from Hibbing High School in 1931, attended Hibbing junior college and cosmetology school in Minneapolis. She worked as a hairdresser at DeMars Beauty Shop and as a bookkeeper for Sunrise Bakery. She married John W. Johnson of Nashwauk, in 1946, and they welcomed a daughter 11 years later in 1957. Elvera was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church, the Italian American Club, the Moose Lodge and the VFW Auxiliary. She loved to bake, entertain family and friends, play Bridge and Bingo and go dancing with husband, John, and their friends.
Elvera is survived by her daughter, Joan Reamer, of Champlin, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband, John; her parents; siblings; and son-in-law, Rich.
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Visitation: Will be held one hour prior to Mass Saturday at the church.
Burial: Will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.doughertyofhibbing.com.