Mary K. Johanson

Born: Mon., Aug. 18, 1919
Died: Tue., Jun. 17, 2014


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
Location: Christ Our Light Catholic Parish

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
Location: Christ Our Light Catholic Parish

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Mary Johanson - 94
Foley and formerly of Princeton
August 18, 1919-June 17, 2014
  Mary Johanson, age 94, of Foley and formerly of Princeton, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish, Princeton. The Rev. Kevin Anderson & Deacon Mark Barder will officiate. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.
  Friends may call from one hour prior to the service at the church Friday.   Arrangements were made by the Foley Funeral Home.
  Mary Johanson was born August 18, 1919 in Alberta Township, Benton Co. to Anthony and Helen (Strzyewski) Wojciechowski.  She married Arvid Johanson on April 7, 1942 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Foreston.  The couple lived and farmed near Princeton most of their lives. Mary also worked at Fingerhut for over 20 years and volunteered many hours for Meals on Wheels, the Foley Cross Center and the Dewey Place dining center.  She enjoyed fishing and needle-point and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan.  Mary was known as a wonderful caretaker of many people throughout the years.  She was a past member of St. Louis Catholic Church, St. Edward's Catholic Church and current member of St. John's Catholic Church in Foley.  She was very devoted to her faith.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
  She is survived by her sons and daughter; Terry (Bev), Maple Grove; Ron (Dawn), Philo, CA; Mary Beth (Mark) Barder, Big Lake; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, sister, Wanda Murray, Foley and brother, Arnold (Sarah) Wojciechowski, Foley.  
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvid,  1978, brothers, Ed, Harry and James and sister, Marssy Cheeley.

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Dan Kne
   Posted Fri June 20, 2014
Mrs. Johanson was a very nice lady and I liked and respected her very much. I was welcomed to their farm as a 4th grader where she cleaned me up when I got stuck in the mud and she sent me home with a new pet chicken. I spent much time with the Johanson family in my younger years and I think of those days often to this day.
Blessings to you all,

Angela (Johanson) Detviler
   Posted Sat June 21, 2014
Grandma Nene was such a wonderful woman. She lived a beautiful, long, healthy life of serving God and loving her friends and family. I have countless memories of Grandma, including summer days spent in her garden at her house, walks to morning church, and meals together as a family. She never missed a holiday, celebration, or important event in our lives. Our family will not be the same without Grandma. We've lost a loving woman here on Earth, but are at peace knowing she is with Grandpa Arvid and the Lord.

Rest in peace, my dear Grandmother. Never will you be forgotten. I miss you today and forever.

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