Marie Johnson

Marie Lou Johnson, 83, of Lansing died Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, January 22 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

Marie Lou was born August 15, 1935 to Melvin and Selma (Tollefson) Ellefson in Lansing. She attended Lansing Public School.

Marie was united in marriage with Donald Johnson March 21, 1956 in Lansing. Three children were born to this union. Marie was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and of the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed collecting cookbooks and was an avid baker. Marie loved her pets. Throughout the years, Marie had worked at the Lansing Button Factory, the movie theatre in Lansing and as a custodian and cook for 20 years at Eastern Allamakee Community Schools.

Marie is survived by her husband, Donald Johnson of Lansing; two sons, Perry (Reene) Johnson and Rickey (Marsha) Johnson; one step-granddaughter, Reana; a brother-in-law, Gene Johnson; a sister-in-law, Janice Johnson; her nephews, Kenny Johnson, Kirkland Ellefson and Kyle Johnson; and one niece, Teletha Johnson.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Selma Ellefson; her daughter, Audrey Johnson; her brother, Elmer Ellefson; and two brothers-in-law, Paul Johnson and Kenneth Johnson.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing assisted the family with arrangements.

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