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Marion F. Johnson, 76

Marion Frieda Johnson, age 76, of Cokato, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Cokato Manor.

She was born Sept. 26, 1935, in Acoma Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Harry and Frieda (Nisse) Johnson. Marion was raised in the Hutchinson area, and in 1980, she moved to Alexandria with her mother to be near her sister, Harriet, and her brother -in-law, George Battles.

Following the death of her sister and her mother in July of 1996, Marion moved to Dassel, where her brother, Howard, and her sister-in-law, Jeri, lived.

In May of 2003, Marion moved to the Cokato Manor, where she has resided since.

Marion was a very proud employee of Functional Industries for over 10 years.

In her free time, she loved to do embroidery, word finds, and jigsaw puzzles.

Twice a week, Marion volunteered to clean the bingo chips at “The Manor” (a very important job to her), and she also loved her visits with the children in the Playhouse Daycare. She also enjoyed watching television shows including, “Lucy,” “Leave it to Beaver,” “Andy Griffith,” “Wheel of Fortune,” and “The Lawrence Welk Show.”

Marion is survived by her brother, Howard, and wife, Jeri, of Dassel; nieces and nephews, Grant (Tern) Johnson and Xavier, Nancy (Bruce) Baumgardt and family, Todd (Tina) Johnson and families, Nichole (Greg) Plath and family, Ken (Jane) Battles, Keith (Deb) Battles and family, Karen (Norm) Bratten and family, Kevin (DeAnne) Battles and family, Kent Battles, and Kurt (Erin) Battles and family.

She is also survived by a step-niece and step-nephews, Shawn Johnson, Vanessa (Paul) Haekenkamp and family, and Aaron Johnson.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Harriet Battles.

The funeral service took place Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church in Montrose with visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church. The Rev. Robert Hellmann officiated at the service. Interment followed at the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the funeral arrangements.