Maxine Johnson, of Princeton, formerly of Ogilvie, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Elim Home in Princeton. She was 99 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie with Fr. Gene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating.
VISITATION will be held on hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the St. Kathryn’s Catholic cemetery in Ogilvie.
Mary Maxine Johnson, of Princeton, formerly of Ogilvie, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Elim Home in Princeton. She was 99 years old.
Maxine was born on July 11, 1914 in Mower County, Minnesota to parents Francis and Mary (White) Snyder. The family moved to a farm in the Brunswick area when Maxine was a young child. When she was only 9 years old, Maxine’s father died unexpectedly, leaving Maxine and her mother to run the farm. They used horse teams on the farm and only had a horse and buggy to get around. Maxine attended school in Mora while helping with the farm. On March 2, 1935, Maxine was united in marriage to Leslie Johnson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora. Together the couple made their home on the farm with Maxine’s mother. They were blessed with four children. In 1940, the Brunswick farm was sold and the entire family moved to a farm south of Ogilvie. Maxine and Leslie continued to farm, raising dairy cattle and crops for the next 40 years. Maxine also spent almost 20 years working at the Cambridge State Hospital as a custodian. Maxine retired from both the hospital and the farm in the early 1980’s. She and Leslie enjoyed retirement by traveling; taking trips to Canada, New England, and many local day trips.
Maxine loved rummage sales and auctions, and was always searching for a good deal. She loved jewelry, and was a stylish lady-taking special care with her makeup and clothes. Maxine was an excellent cook and would make her celebrated swiss steak and homemade rolls. She was an avid reader of mystery books and she liked to play cards with friends at the Dusty Eagle in Dalbo. She was an active member at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie, helping with the of the women’s group projects and events. Maxine was an animal lover, and has many cats throughout her life, including the famous ‘damn cat’. She loved her family and friends and will be dearly missed.
Maxine is preceded in death by her parents, husband Leslie, an infant sister, and infant grandchild.
She is survived by her children, Lowell (Florence) of Lester Prarier; Suzanne Hopkins of Floyds Knobs, Indiana; Laurence (Wanda) of Ogilvie; and Boyd (Joanne) of Mora; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Johnson; 13 grandchildren, Dawn, Todd, Chris, Cindy, Caralyn, Craig, Pat, Kelly, Matt, Leslie, Brian, Sara, and Brent; 15 great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at St. Kathyrn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie with Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating. Music was provided by Mary Heins. Casket Bearers were Todd Johnson, Chris Hopkins, Pat Johnson, Kelly Johnson, Matt Johnson, and Rob Jesse. Interment was in the St. Kathryn’s Catholic Cemetery in Ogilvie. Arrangements are by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com