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Johanna K Rounds

February 18, 1923 - December 29, 2018


Johanna, 95, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018 after a short illness.  Johanna was born February 18, 1923 in Vienna, Austria to Joseph and Milada Krauth.  The family immigrated to the United States when Johanna was 16. They arrived in New York in December, 1939 and took a bus to Salem, OR where they stayed with her mother’s cousin and husband. Her father set up a small store, like he had had previously in Vienna until it was destroyed during Kristallnacht.  Johanna graduated from North Salem High and later married Robert R Rounds in 1948. She was a secretary in The Dalles and moved back to Salem in 1954 and worked as a receptionist/medical assistant while raising her two children. An avowed cat lover, Johanna enjoyed sewing and staying at the family’s beach cabin in Neskowin. She was also very active, competing in bowling and golf leagues, and had recorded a hole in one. Even into her mid-90s, Johanna would walk one or two miles a day with her walking partner, and continued to live independently with the assistance of her family and friends.  No stranger to modern tech, she enjoyed playing Wii Bowling with her family and corresponding with her loved ones through texts and emails, always remaining clever, personable, and loving. She is survived by son Robert Rounds (Cheryl) and daughter Betty Hansen (John), as well as grandchildren Johanna and Harley Hansen. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert 2011. The family will hold a private gathering at a later date.

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Such a lovely friend. She will be missed greatly.  The picture you chose captures her essence so perfectly.
Much love,
Mary