Agnes Maria Johnson
December 28, 1937 – March 29, 2019
My Mother, My Hero
Agnes Johnson was born Agnes Maria Hausler on 28 December 1937 in the Bavarian city of Straubing, Germany. Her father was killed when she was only a month old and she endured many hardships throughout her life. She saw the ravages of war during world war two through the eyes of a small child, being only eight years old when the war was over. She was buried alive in Munich during a bombing raid shelter with her grandmother and saw much destruction and loss of life. When the war ended and the American troops rolled through her town, she received her first taste of bubble gum, thrown down from a US Army tank rolling by. She chewed and chewed and it wouldn’t go away, an experience she would never forget. After the war, she raised her own brothers and sisters totaling seven children, doing all the feeding, cleaning, diapers, etc. for her brothers Paul, Helmut, Gerhardt, and her sisters Marianne, Herta, and Heidi.
She met an American solider stationed in her hometown in the early 1960’s and they feel in love. When she came to America I 1964, the only English she knew was “yes, no, and ketchup”. Her new family in America accepted her immediately. It was easy to do since she had a heart of gold and a loving nature. She gave birth to two children, her daughter Carol and her son Jimmy who love her dearly. She taught her children the true meaning of love and compassion and that family sticks together and comes first. She was a hard working woman, a trained seamstress and she was full of integrity and never hesitated to help others. She loved to cook and was quite an excellent one at that. If she could taste the ingredients and seasonings of any dish, she could make it without a recipe. She was also the proud grandmother of Maria and Kato and mother in law of George. She dearly loved her nieces and nephews such as Sylvia, Sabine, Karl, Mario, Daniella, Helmut, Robert, Markus, Tomas, Christian, Sabrina, and Martin. She was also a great-aunt to several more children as well.
As she aged and her health deteriorated, she remained independent, outgoing, and a steadfast friend to all. She cooked, did laundry, and drove the wheels off of her car until shortly before she passed away at the age of 81. She was frugal, never put herself first before anyone, and was the lifeblood of her whole family. Now she is in a better place and suffers no more, surrounded by love and light and her loved ones who passed before her. God bless you mother, we love you and miss you so much. Until we meet again mama.
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Agnes Maria Johnson
April 3, 2019
Agnes, dear sweet lady, I will always cherish the time we had together. So many great memories of times spent in Germany and all over the world. You were always a kind, caring, loving person and my life is better for having been together with you. I know that you are in a better place now and Heaven is a better place for you being there. I pray that we will see each other again some day. Until that day, may God bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand.
April 2, 2019
I have so many memories of Agnes, as I was just a girl when she came from Germany and stayed with us while my brother was in the service. As time went by, we became very close and lived together off and on. She taught me to knit and crochet, and I loved watching Carol and Jim grow. I was very impressed with the way Agnes taught her children both English and German as soon as they began to spout words.
Agnes taught me how to make several great dishes that my mother taught her. For some reason my mom didn't allow me in the kitchen when I was young, but later in life Agnes was sure to give me some of our favorite recipes. She was very gifted when it came to cooking and baking.
We had great visit with family in Knoxville, TN in 2013. During our storytelling, we got on the subject of WWII. My uncle's tank was part of those who spearheaded the forward movement and came through throwing candy and gum to the children. We decided during that visit he threw that piece of bubblegum to Agnes that is mentioned in her obituary.
There are so many things I could say, but not enough words. Love you Agnes, always, Mary
April 2, 2019
Dear Agnus (Mom),
I have always loved you, and will keep doing so. I will never ever forget the wonderful, brave, sweet, kind, caring, loving person that I was fortunate enough to be able to meet so many years ago❤️ I will keep my precious memories of you close to my heart forever❤️!! The Angels have gained one super fantastic young lady! You raised two exceptional kids!! I love & miss you so very much!! May you Rest in Peace,💔❤️💔❤️
Jim ,Carol, George, Maria, and family,
You all have my most deepest sympathies, may each of you find much comfort knowing your Mom/Grandma is no longer suffering.
My love for always & forever,