Marilyn Jean Johnson, age 87, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2023, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2023, from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment in the Glencoe City Cemetery/Hillcrest Cemetery in Glencoe at a later date.
Marilyn Jean (Blasing) Johnson was born on September 12, 1935, in Herman, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Clarence and Ruth (Boerner) Blasing. She was baptized as an infant at the United Methodist Church in Herman, Minnesota. The Blasing family moved to Glencoe in May of 1937. Marilyn was confirmed in her faith as a youth by Rev. Robert Happel at the Church of Peace in Glencoe, Minnesota. She received her education from the Glencoe Public School District.
On October 4, 1952, Marilyn was united in marriage to Leonard Simons. The couple’s marriage was blessed with two children, Jacqueline Louise and Ricky Joseph. They shared 20 years together. On February 14, 1981, Marilyn was united in marriage to Clarence “Howie” Johnson in South Padre Island, Texas. The couple shared 26 years together.
Marilyn worked in accounting for many years. She retired in 1996. When Marilyn was not working, she enjoyed a variety of things such as dancing, playing bingo, crocheting, and coloring. She greatly cherished the time she spent with her family and her friends.
Marilyn passed away on February 9, 2023, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, Minnesota at the age of 87 years. Blessed be her memory.
Marilyn is survived by:
Son, Rick (Jody) Simons;
Brother, Leonard (Kathy) Blasing;
Sister-in-law, Marjorie Blasing;
Grandchildren, Abrahm (Catherine) Simons, Trapper Simons;
Great-Granddaughter, Allison Simons;
Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Marilyn is preceded in death by her Husbands, Clarence Johnson, Leonard Simons; Daughter, Jacqueline Louise Simons; Daughter-in-law, Zona Simons; Parents, Clarence and Ruth Blasing; Brother, Gayle Blasing.
Catherine Mahon says
Marilyn was a dear friend of my mom. We enjoyed spending time with Marilyn. We will miss her laughter and her stories. Marilyn was like an Aunt to us.
Ardis Meyer says
So many pleasant memories of time spent with Marilyn during our high school years. May her life be a blessings.