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Marjorie Kathryn
Johnson (Danielson)

October 13, 1931 – December 4, 2019

Marjorie Johnson
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"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Mueller Memorial Funeral and Cremation Services
"Mom Overbaugh certainly would have lit a candle for Marge. This candle is lit in honor of two beautiful mothers. May their light continue..."
— The Holland Family
"Our hearts are lifting you up with care and fond thoughts of a beautiful lady and loving mother. - The Texas State Choral Family"
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"A "Celebration of Life" is in order for a very wonderful woman. We of course knew her as being the pastors wife, but we also knew she was..."
— Butch & Betty Shaffer
"The most beautiful mom in the world ever 🤓"
— Craig M Hella Johnson

Obituary for Marjorie Kathryn Johnson (Danielson)

Marge was born in Malung Township, Minnesota on October 13, 1931 to Olga (Rodegaard) and Aron Danielson. She attended grade school in Malung and graduated from Oak Grove Lutheran High School in Fargo. She moved to the Twin Cities to pursue her nursing training at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital. She met the love of her life, Morris “Moe” Johnson, through mutual friends and they immediately began dating. The two were married at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church in Fargo on August 29, 1952. Moe was a pastor within the Lutheran Church (ELCA) and his calling took them many places throughout the Midwest. They lived in Virginia, MN for over 17 years and Marge worked at the clinic in town for over 14 years. They also lived in Waverly, Iowa where Moe worked as a Regional Stewardship Director. Being a pastor’s wife was a lot of work on its own but Marge still managed to find time to be charitable and help those in need. Her favorite moments of giving were when she hosted Vietnamese families and Namibian college students. While in Iowa, she was involved with Bread for the World and setting up a cardiac clinic at the local hospital. Up north, she was a part of a group called “FISH” that helped to drive people to appointments or other places they needed to get to Marge was always trying to help others or be involved in the community. She was also singer within most of the choirs of the churches they attended and loved to host people for dinner parties. Above all else, God and her family were the center of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Olga and Aron Danielson; her husband of 62 years, Morris “Moe” Johnson; her brother, Joseph Danielson; and her granddaughter, Karin Elizabeth Talsness. She will be dearly missed by her children, Cheri Beth (Robert) Talsness of Hudson, WI, Kristin Hella of Hopkins, and Craig Morris Hella (Philip Overbaugh) of Austin, TX; her grandchildren, Jason (Alexandra) Talsness, Christopher Talsness, Stephen (Maggie) Talsness, Jeffrey (Dana) Talsness, Kelsey (Nate) Langemo, and Joseph Olson; her great-grandchildren, Peter Talsness, Ana Talsness, Helena Talsness, Bjorn Talsness, Solveig Talsness, Olen Talsness, Maren Talsness, Leif Talsness, Mia Langemo and Landon Langemo; her sister, Mavis Brown of Brainerd; her sister-in-law, Lillian Ingersoll of South Carolina; several nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.
On behalf of the family, memorials are preferred to Lutheran Church of Peace, Conspirare or Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services.

First Visitation

When Friday, December 13th, 2019 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Mueller Memorial of St. Paul
835 Johnson Parkway
Saint Paul, MN 55106
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Second Visitation

When Saturday, December 14th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Lutheran Church of Peace
Address Not Available
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Service Information

Saturday, December 14th, 2019 11:00am
Pastor Elizabeth Eide
Lutheran Church of Peace
47 Century Ave. S.
Maplewood, MN 55119

Interment Information

Evergreen Memorial Gardens
3400 Century Ave N
Mahtomedi, MN 55115
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