Ione Johnson, age 89, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Thursday (November 14th) at First Care Living Center in Fosston. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday (November 21st) at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. Interment will be in Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston. Friends may call for one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.Ione Jeanette Sheggrud was born on June 26, 1924 in Clearbrook, Minnesota. She graduated from Fosston High School and as a teenager was voted the county queen. She was united in marriage to Sidney Johnson in 1945 while Sidney was in the service. To this union were born three children, Yvonne "Vonnie", Craig, and Deaun. Early in their marriage, Sid and Ione traveled to Texas following the crop harvest back to Minnesota doing combining. Ione drove truck while Sid combined. Except for a period from 1954 to 1957 when they lived in Thief River Falls, Ione and Sid lived and raised their family in Fosston. In addition to raising her family, Ione also helped Sid in his accounting business. Sid passed away on January 26, 1989. Ione was a wonderful cook and baker and a talented painter and singer. She truly had a heart of gold and a caring soul. She was an active and faithful servant of Hope Lutheran Church, singing in the church choir and serving with the Women of Hope. She will be dearly missed.Ione passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at First Care Living Center in Fosston at the age of 89 years, four months and 19 days.She is survived by a nephew, Bob (Becky) Johnson of Bemidji; niece, Diane Dunlap of New Germany, MN; great nieces, Amanda (Adam) Lukes of Bemidji, Alissa (Matthew) Gassen of Denver, CO, and Annika Johnson of Bemidji; special friend, Karen Schultz of Fosston and her children, Katie and Cody Fjerstad; and many other good friends in the community.She was preceded in death by her husband and her three children.Honorary Pallbearers: Her friends and caregivers who watched over and cared for her at home.