Linda L. Johnson, 59

Linda Louise Johnson, age 59, of St. Michael, passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at her residence, after a 14-year battle with ALS.

She was born March 15, 1956, in Buffalo, the daughter of Raymond and Bernelda (Hackenmueller) Holthaus.

Linda graduated from the St. Michael-Albertville High School in 1974.

She was joined in holy marriage with Douglas Johnson Feb. 13, 1993, at the St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. God blessed their marriage with two sons, Jesse and Jake.

Linda was a lifelong member of the St. Michael Catholic Church.

She was formerly employed in accounting at Menasha Packaging, and also bartended for many years at the Corner Bar in St. Michael.

A very social person, Linda was an avid reader, a caregiver, family oriented, patient, a good listener, and she enjoyed bowling,

She is survived by her loving husband, Douglas Johnson; sons Jesse and Jake Johnson of St. Michael; siblings Kathy (Tom) Gleason of Rogers, Tom (Patty) Holthaus, and Bonnie (Steve) Kilian, all of St. Michael, and Judy (Jim) Paumen of Waverly; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Dorothy Johnson; and sisters-in-law Donna and Sally Johnson, all of Rogers.

She is further survived by nieces and nephews Amy (Matt) Larson, Lorie Gleason, Dan (Bree) Gleason and Bonnie Gleason; Paul Kilian, Tom Kilian, Katie Kilian, Susie Kilian, Joe Kilian and Julie Kilian; Andy Paumen, Jenny Paumen and Tony Paumen; Wendy Holthaus and Sarah Bouchard; and many other relatives and friends.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Bernelda and Raymond Holthaus; and sisters and a brother, Nancy Jean, Timothy Allen, and Karen Ann Holthaus.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at the St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, followed by interment at the St. Michael Cemetery.

Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, and continued Thursday one hour prior to Mass.

Casket bearers were Dan Gleason, Paul Kilian, Tom Kilian, Joe Kilian, Andy Paumen, and Tony Paumen.

The Peterson Chapel served the family; www.thepetersonchapel.com.

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