Annette Lorraine Olson Johnson Lund passed away on April 16, 2022 at the age of 85. Annette was born on June 22, 1936 to Ruth Frances Carlson Olson and Richard Carl Olson in Elmhurst, Illinois. Annette married Lloyd Emmitt Johnson on June 28, 1957 with whom she had seven children. Many years later she found love again and married Paul Ronald Lund on March 28, 2003. They were together until his passing on May 9, 2019.
Annette loved her Savior Jesus Christ and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Annette loved music and was instrumental in developing that same passion in her children. She was an amazing cook and an incredibly talented cake decorator, making wedding cakes for many friends and family. Annette was especially skilled at knitting and crocheting and won many state fair blue ribbons for her Scandinavian sweaters and doilies. Pretty much every member of the family has received crocheted blankets, doilies, toys, and baby clothes which Annette made for birthdays and holidays.
Annette graduated with an associate degree in social work from Sauk Valley College in Illinois. She later graduated with a Bachelor of Science in History from Utah State University. She was employed in various work areas including social work, newspaper editing, and education. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling with Paul to see her children and grandchildren.
Annette is survived by her children David (Debbie) Flannery, Stacy (Devon) Taylor, Gerald (April) Flannery, Dorraine (Kirk) Robbins, Brian (Janna) Johnson, Barry (Janese) Johnson, Jonathan (Fern) Flannery, Robert (Yvonne) Flannery, Sara (Lewis) Cox, Jennifer (Milind) Johnson -Talekar, and Julie (Terry) Burton. She is also survived by many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; and her daughter, Constance Ruth Johnson. Annette is also preceded in death by her siblings - Richard Charles Olson, Ruth Ettalyn Olson Simpkins, Alice Louise Olson Tenzinger, Walter L. Olson, and Arlene Donelly. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
A memorial service for Annette was held Friday April 22, 2022 at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home. Interment took place in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.AshleyValleyFuneralHome.com