Marion “Mickey” Johnson, of Mora, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Villa Health Care Center in Mora. She was 86 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, Nov. 14th at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora.
VISITATION will be from 2 to 4 P.M. on Sunday, Nov. 13th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora; and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Monday .
INURNMENT will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at a later date.
Marion Edna Johnson died on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at Villa Health Care Center in Mora. She was 86 years old.
Marion “Mickey” Johnson was born on April 26, 1925 in Minneapolis, MN to Edward Fennell and Annie (Anderson) Fennell.
Mickey lived in Minneapolis until her marriage to George A. Johnson in Oakdale, Louisiana in 1943. This union was blessed with 2 daughters, Georgia and Shirley. The young family moved to Christine, North Dakota. Marion and Georgia resided there until George returned home from Italy after serving in World War II. In 1946, they moved to Lake Bronson, MN and in 1948, they moved to Crystal, ND. Marion cooked for the hired men while George worked on the farm. In 1952, they moved to Cambridge, MN and in 1964 to Minneapolis. In 1972, they moved to Mora. George and Marion were the first occupants of the Dala House when it opened in Mora in 1987. Marion resided there for 24 years, until 2011, when her failing health required medical care.
Mickey was employed at Woolworth’s, Donaldson’s and Forum Cafeteria in Minneapolis. She also worked at Murphy’s and J.C. Penney’s and at Stratte Drug in Cambridge. While in Mora, Mickey was head housekeeper at Kanabec Hospital. Mickey was a hospitable homemaker, an excellent cook and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was also an excellent seamstress and enjoyed quilting and embroidering.
Mickey is preceded in death by her parents, Ed Fennell and Annie Skaare; her husband, George, sisters; Ellen (Ernie) Nordstrom, Margie (James) See, and Blanche (Walter) Ostrom. She is survived by her daughters; Georgia (Darrell) Kringen of Mora and Shirley (Gerald) Okerstrom of St. Paul; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews also survive.