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MONTEZUMA — Mandena Decker Litwiller Johnson, 92, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Bethel Home in Montezuma.

MONTEZUMA — Mandena Decker Litwiller Johnson, 92, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Bethel Home in Montezuma.

She was born Jan. 5, 1922, in Verdon, Okla., to Peter and Dena Schmidt Decker.

She married Donald A. Litwiller on March 24, 1940. He preceded her in death. She married Jesse Johnson on April 6, 1984. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons, Alvin Litwiller and Wayne Litwiller, both of DeRidder, La., and John Litwiller of Huron, S.D.; six daughters, Betty Classen of Moundridge, Ruth Holdeman of Elma, Iowa, Mary Unruh of DeRidder, La., Esther Ensz of Blossom, Texas, Marilyn Ensz of Bancroft, S.D., and Carolyn Classen of Montezuma; a brother, Marvin Decker; 40 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Elwin; a daughter, Doris; 12 siblings; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Southern Magnolia Mennonite Church in DeRidder, La. Burial will follow at Highland Mennonite Cemetery in DeRidder.

Memorials are suggested to Bethel Home in care of Swaim Funeral Chapel, Montezuma.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at

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