OBITUARY

Margaret C. Johnson

December 17, 1924March 3, 2018
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Age 93 Of Northeast Minneapolis

Passed away peacefully on March 3, 2018. She is survived by children, Charles "Harley" (Bonnie), Dan (Bonnie), Karen (John) Peterson, Allen, Guy, Greg, Harold, Amy (Randy) Pauluk; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, JoAnne Kurkowski and Velma Anderson; many other relatives and friends. Service of Remembrance 12PM Friday March 9, 2018 at Sunset Funeral Home, 2250 St. Anthony Blvd. NE, Minneapolis. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Margaret was a dedicated mother, kind soul, loved the Minnesota Twins and fishing. She will be missed deeply. Special thank you to the Olive Grove Hospice staff.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Service of Remembrance Friday, March 9, 2018
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Biography

Margaret C. Johnson was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Margaret will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Margaret grew up with 4 sisters they were all very close in age. They spent a lot of time roller skating and ice skating. They took many trips Georgia her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many great times ., she enjoyed playing and making up games. She was curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. She loved to read. However, to Margaret, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her friends.

      Margaret worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Margaret was blessed with 8 children 6 boys and 2 girls. She also helped raise Maynard’s 6 children . Basically her life was spent raising kids.

      Fortunately, Margaret enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Margaret worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Factory worker painters assistant. She passed her hard working ethic on to her kids .

      Margaret found pleasure in sports. Margaret was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she had the chance to do so. All sports especially the Minnesota twins.

      Simply stated, Margaret was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Margaret leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Margaret C. Johnson.

Age 93
Of Northeast Minneapolis

Passed away peacefully on March 3, 2018. She is survived by children, Charles "Harley" (Bonnie), Dan (Bonnie), Karen (John) Peterson, Allen, Guy, Greg, Harold, Amy (Randy) Pauluk; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, JoAnne Kurkowski and Velma Anderson; many other relatives and friends. Service of Remembrance 12PM Friday March 9, 2018 at Sunset Funeral Home, 2250 St. Anthony Blvd. NE, Minneapolis. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Margaret was a dedicated mother, kind soul, loved the Minnesota Twins and fishing. She will be missed deeply. Special thank you to the Olive Grove Hospice staff. From AMY where do I start to describe my mom . . She was a small woman in stature with brown hair and bright blue eyes. She raised 8 kids. Six boys and 2 girls and. Ever spanked us, that was amazing in itself. Her life was never easy as a child or as a adult. I always remember her working at home. If she wasn’t cooking or cleaning she was washing clothes with a ringer washer and hanging them out to dry . In the end I gotta she was ironing clothes for hours.She never had much of a social life because she was always working raising kids. Once in a while us kids would get a treat maybe a bottle of pop or some candy, I know how hard she worked to buy us those treats. Saturday s I would walk with her to Apache plaza and get groceries. The. She would call Danny to pick us up or take a cab home .She loved watching sports of all kinds , especially the Mn Twins, I guess from raising 6 sons. She tried to be as independent for as long as she could taking the bus to her MD and dentist appointments, she never drove a car, and didn’t like to ask people for rides.She worked very hard until she was 70 years old in a factory, until her mother Grandma Evia died . Her mother Evia was alittle spitfire , she ran a store in Columbia Heights , and always spoke up for her girls, mom and her 4 sisters. Mom was always sooo happy to hear her kids were taking trips and doing something fun. She would say , “ life is short, go have fun”. I always wished she would have done more fun things for herself.She was a very modest person , never needing all the attention, she would just listen. I don’t think she needed a lot to make her happy, no big trips, no fancy clothes or jewelry. She was content sitting in a fishing boat fishing with Maynard or watching a Twins game on TV.One holiday she loved was Christmas time . Even as she got older she worried about buying everyone gifts, she didn’t want anyone left out, she always worried about being fair with what she bought.I think my favorite memory of her was Christmas shopping we would spend hours in toys are us shopping for the kids. We would feel like kids ourselves That would be a all day affair,we both loved the dolls girly stuff. In her last years Alzheimer’s disease took over her life . Little by little her memory was taken from her. She knew she was l” losing her mind , and she hated it” She was so afraid she would not remember , “her kids, and never wanted to be a burden to them”.Its such a devastating disease for all involved . I miss her so deeply , but I know she is in Heaven , I will always have my memories of her. I miss the goofy way she wore her purse strung around her neck. I miss her with her funny visor hats. I miss her little stories like Al has a child some where that keeps calling her on the phone and Harley plays for the Twins. But most of all I miss her sweet little hugs , and how she would say “take care of those binkers,” I guess that meant my kids. Thru this hard time of losing her I have learned from her to not hold grudges and love your family and friends. Life is short enjoy yourself . Mom wants her kids to be happy. She has taught me to be strong , I’m sooo very proud to say ,”Margaret was my mom” RIP MOM .