Mary Johanson

Mary Johanson

Mary Johanson, age 94, of Foley and formerly of Princeton, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish, Princeton. The Rev. Kevin Anderson and Deacon Mark Barder will officiate. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.
Friends may call from one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. Arrangements were made by the Foley Funeral Home.
Mary Johanson was born August 18, 1919 in Alberta Township, Benton Co. to Anthony and Helen (Strzyewski) Wojciechowski. She married Arvid Johanson on April 7, 1942 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Foreston. The couple lived and farmed near Princeton most of their lives. Mary also worked at Fingerhut for over 20 years and volunteered many hours for Meals on Wheels, the Foley Cross Center and the Dewey Place dining center. She enjoyed fishing and needle-point and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. Mary was known as a wonderful caretaker of many people throughout the years. She was a past member of St. Louis Catholic Church, St. Edwards Catholic Church and current member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Foley. She was very devoted to her faith. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
She is survived by her sons and daughter, Terry (Bev), Maple Grove, Ron (Dawn), Philo, CA, Mary Beth (Mark) Barder, Big Lake; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Wanda Murray, Foley and brother, Arnold (Sarah) Wojciechowski, Foley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvid, 1978; brothers, Ed, Harry and James and sister, Marssy Cheeley.


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