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Frances M. Johnson, 94

Frances Marschall Johnson, age 94, of Delano, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at her home.

She was born Aug. 18, 1914, to Math and Apollonia (Schneider) Marschall in Eden Prairie.

Frances grew up on the family farm near Shakopee, attended St. Mark’s School, and graduated from Shakopee High School, class of 1932.

She received her teacher’s certificate from Mankato State College and taught in Scott County and later at St. Peter’s School in Delano.

Frances went to work for the FBI in Washington D.C. in 1941, and met her husband there.

An active person, Frances enjoyed painting, reading, gardening, bridge playing, and bird watching. She was a dedicated member of the General Federated Women’s Club, Friends of the Library, and the Delano Historical Society.

Frances also enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, especially family gatherings.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jean Johnson; daughter Pamela and Mike McDonald; son Jean Jr. “Chip” and Linda Johnson; grandchildren Ryan McDonald, Dan and Nicole McDonald, Grant McDonald, Justin McDonald, Christopher Johnson, Andrea Nelson, and Becky and Clay Crane; and two great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Brynn.

Frances is further survived by a sister, Dolores Wilbert; brothers and sisters-in-law Elmer and Katheryn Marschall, and Harold and Marie Marschall; and brothers-in-law John Votca and James Baer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Math and Apollonia Marschall; and sisters and brothers-in-law Adeline and Francis Hartl, Irene and Hank Dimler, Sally and Don Trutnau, Charlotte Votca, and Carol Baer.

Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, April 4 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delano with the Rev. Stanley Mader officiating. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

Casket bearers were Frances’s grandchildren: Justin McDonald, Daniel McDonald, Grant McDonald, Christopher Johnson, Ryan McDonald, Becky Crane, and Andrea Nelson.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.