MARION “MICKEY” JOHNSON

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.

 

9 guestbook entries for MARION “MICKEY” JOHNSON

  1. Penny Griffin November 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    Marion my heart aches with sadness and i just left you hours ago i miss you more then i can say i will always remember you for you have profoundly touched my heart and soul with youre love and smile i will miss you always!! Love you Penny youre brown eyed angel as you called me always!

  2. Katy Hamlin November 8, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    I am an aide at the Villa. Marion’s smiling face will be greatly missed. It truly was a pleasure getting to know her. She was a lovely lady!! Rest in Peace Mickey!!

    Love,
    Katy

  3. Heidi Brown November 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    My thoughts are with her family and loved ones. She was a perfect peach! She will be missed.

  4. Ken & Rosanne Johnson November 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    We are saddened to hear of Mickeys Passing away. You know we would be there for you but we are in Az. for the winter. We know Mickey is at peace and with her Lord and with her Papa George. God be with you all. Love Uncle Kenny and Auntie Rosie.

  5. Florence and Harold Hagen November 10, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    Our Sympathy and prayers go out to all of Marions family. Cousin Harold and Florence

  6. Kim Nordstrom McCaw November 10, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Mickey will always be close at heart….she was a special lady….the baby sister of my beloved grandmother, Ellen. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family.
    Love, Kim (great-niece), Rob, Connor and Ellie

  7. Judy Anderson November 10, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    Georgia, Shirley & families…So sorry to hear about your Mom & Grandma Mickey’s passing. Prayers 4 you & hugs! God bless! Judy Anderson & family

  8. Bob and Margo Nordstrom November 13, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    Our deepest sympathy to Georgia Lee, Shirley and their families.
    Knowing Mickey is in a better place eases our pain, but does not wipe away the tears of sorrow.
    It is a comfort to know that our sister Beverly and niece Carol will represent us at the funeral, as we are in our Winter home in Hawaii.
    Love, Bob and Margo Nordstrom

  9. Steve Nordstrom November 13, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Mickey’s family and friends. I remember visiting the Ponderosa on our way to and from our Grandma and Grandpa’s cabin, and then the Dala house when they left the farm. She always had lots of sweets and hugs for Kim, Scott and myself. Heaven is definately a better place now that Mickey has joined her loved one’s that passed before her. I can almost hear the laughter that once filled our homes and family reunions. Mickey will be truely missed by all.
    Love, Steve(great nephew), Kelly, Neal, Rachel and Paul

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