Marjorie Lois (Wolean) Johnson

July 22, 1921 - November 27, 2019

Obituary for Marjorie Lois (Wolean) Johnson

Marjorie Lois (Wolean) Johnson of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, passed away peacefully the morning of November 27, 2019. She was 98 years old.

Marjorie, daughter of George and Marie (Super) Wolean, was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, where she attended Denfeld High School and Saint Scholastica College. She married her high school sweet heart Eugene Johnson in 1943, and they moved to Buffalo, New York. She raised their four children – Susan, David, Peter, and Mark – and then continued her education at Buffalo State College. After earning a master’s, she taught exceptional education at Herbert Hoover Middle School. She developed innovative programs for her students and was widely respected for her work. Retiring in 1980, she and her husband enjoyed boating, travel, skiing, birding and welcoming family and friends to their cabin in the rolling hills south of Buffalo. After her husband’s untimely death in 1984, she moved to Minneapolis to be closer to family members. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She is survived by three of her children Susan Johnson Cassell (husband Art), David Johnson (life partner Dharmasuri), and Mark Johnson (wife Roberta); four grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren, all of whom she cherished.

Private services will be held.

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