Thelma Louise Johnson - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

November 8, 1931 - May 14, 2023

Thelma Louise Johnson (Aasen)

Age 91, of Edina, passed away on Mother’s Day, May 14, 2023. Born on 11/8/31 near Sunburg, MN, and baptized at East Norway Lake Lutheran Church. After graduating from high school in 1949 in Kerkhoven, MN, she attended Minneapolis Business College and worked as a secretary in the Missouri Synod District Office and later the Dayton Hudson Corporation. Thelma and Mark met at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and were married there on May 24, 1958. Besides family, Thelma’s interests included genealogy, all things Norwegian, and altar paintings. She loved her five trips to Norway, hundreds of visits to Norway Lake and the many programs at Mindekirken (Norwegian Lutheran American Church).

Survived by loving husband of 65 years, Mark (Marcellus); daughters Mary (Curtis) Oswskey, Kay Johnson (Joseph Zunt) and Ann (Bill) Hamann; grandchildren James (Renee), Peter, Anora, Andrew, Sam, Ian, Jeremiah and Kris; brother John Aasen and sister-in-law Gloria Johnson. Preceded in death by parents, Axel and Ida Louise (Amb) Aasen; and siblings, Conrad Aasen, Wendell Aasen and Myrtella Christenson. Thanks to Aurora on France Memory Care and St. Croix Hospice.

Memorials preferred to Bethlehem or Mindekirken.


  1. Kirsten Amb says:

    You were one of the sweetest, dear Thelma. Now you are healthy and happy, after having been promoted, but greatly missed in this life by immediate and more distant family and friends. Also by Einar and me here in Norway

    Our deepest condolences to Mark, as well as Mary, Kay and Ann with families
    Einar and Kirsten

  2. Thomas Amb says:

    What a great life lived! Thelma touched many lives but especially all the Amb’s. Rest in piece!

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