Grace B. Johnson, 90Grace B. Johnson, age 90, resident of Aitkin, Minn., formerly of Brainerd, Minn., died Thursday, Dec. 8, in Aitkin.
Grace B. Johnson, age 90, resident of Aitkin, Minn., formerly of Brainerd, Minn., died Thursday, Dec. 8, in Aitkin.
Grace was born April 13, 1921, in Gilman, Wis., to John and Agnes (Langer) Foley. She was a graduate of Prescott (Wisconsin) High School and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She married Donald J. Johnson Nov. 25, 1944. Grace taught in rural schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota until their closing, and she was also a seamstress.
She was active in St. Francis School and St. Francis Church in Brainerd for many years. Grace was a member of St. Rose of Lima Guild, secretary of the Brainerd Deanery, and head of the Family Affairs Commission. She was a charter member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, member of the parish council, served as a CCD teacher, and was a member of St. Joseph's Guild and a Eucharistic minister for many years.
Survivors include son, Larry (Roseann) Johnson of Aitkin; two daughters, Marlene Anderson of Big Fork and Lynn (Rich) Winter of Appleton, Wis.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roger and Donald Foley; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald J. Johnson; three sisters, Sister Jerome, OSB (Genevieve), Florence Foley Cotter, and Carmen Foley; four brothers, Francis, Walter, Stanley and Robert Foley; one niece, Mary Alice; son-in-law Bruce Anderson; and grandson Michael Anderson.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., with Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 12, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Keith Bertram officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery with luncheon at church following the burial.
Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory in Brainerd, www.nelson-doran.com.
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