Marilyn A. Johnson, 94

Marilyn Ann Johnson, age 94, of Dassel, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cokato, with private interment at the Dassel Community Cemetery. Johnson Funeral home of Dassel is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Marilyn was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Stanchfield, the daughter of Andrew and Annie (Larson) Troolin. She was baptized at the Stanchfield Baptist Church.

Marilyn grew up in the Stanchfield area and graduated from Cambridge High School. She later attended business school in Saint Paul.

Marilyn was united in marriage to Rudolph Johnson April 25, 1942, at the Stanchfield Baptist Church. The couple made their home in Cokato for several years, before moving to Dassel, and building a house in 1952.

Marilyn was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Cokato.

She had been employed at banks both in Cokato and Dassel; and for several years, as a teachers aide at Dassel Elementary.

Marilyn enjoyed knitting, sewing, and was a wonderful cook. She loved having family over for holidays and family events, and for Christmas, she would cook up a traditional Swedish Christmas feast. She was especially known for her lemon meringue and rhubarb custard pies, and her thin bread.

Marilyn’s favorite pastime was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Marilyn is survived by her children: Paul (Loni) Johnson of Rockford, and Sue (David) Bengtson of Winthrop; five grandchildren: Michael Johnson, Mark (Jenn) Johnson, Laura Johnson, Emily Bengtson, and Sarah Bengtson; and three sisters: Margaret Peterson of Woodbury, Rose Ann Nickel of Fort Wayne, IN, and Ruth Carlson of Skokie, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph; her parents; a brother, Donald Troolin; and two sisters, Gladys Pearson and Gloria Mattson-Gimse.

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