Marie Johnson, Lansing, Iowa, January 16, 2019

Marie Lou Johnson, 83, of Lansing, Iowa died Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Thornton Manor, Lansing, Iowa.  Marie Lou was born August 15, 1935 to Melvin and Selma (Tollefson) Ellefson in Lansing, Iowa.  She attended Lansing Public School.

Marie was united in marriage with Donald Johnson on March 21, 1956 in Lansing, Iowa. Three children were born to this union. Marie was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and of the Ladies Aid.  She enjoyed collecting cookbooks and was an avid baker. Marie loved her pets. Throughout the years, Marie had worked at the Lansing Button Factory, the Movie Theatre in Lansing and as a Custodian and Cook for twenty years at East Allamakee Community Schools.

Marie is survived by her husband, Donald Johnson of Lansing, Iowa; two sons, Perry (Reene) Johnson and Rickey (Marsha) Johnson; one step-granddaughter, Reana; brother-in-law, Gene Johnson; sister-in-law, Janice Johnson; nephews, Kenny Johnson, Kirkland Ellefson and Kyle Johnson; and one niece, Teletha Johnson.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Selma Ellefson; daughter, Audrey Johnson; brother, Elmer Ellefson; and two brothers-in-law, Paul Johnson and Kenneth Johnson.

Funeral Services will be at 11:30 am on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing, Iowa with a visitation two hours before services at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing, Iowa.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.

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