Goodridge - June Helen Johnson, 93, of Goodridge, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 30 at Ekelund Lutheran Church near Goodridge, with Rev. Vicki Saude-Worthington officiating. Casket bearers included Don Jenson, Neil Jenson, Arlen Marquis, Mitchell Marquis, Gene Marquis and Keith Thorson. Interment was held at the Ekelund Church Cemetery.
June Helen Marquis was born June 6, 1920 in Siren, Wis., the daughter of Herbert and Ada (Van de Linder) Marquis. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith. The family moved to the Goodridge, area in about 1925 and June attended District 56 School, then one year in Thief River Falls. Then she and her sister, Thelma graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis. They worked at White Castle in Minneapolis. During the war, June moved to Pontiac, Mich., and lived with her sister, Carolyn Nelson. In Pontiac, June worked for “Duck Boat” Factory. In 1952, she returned to Thief River Falls and took nurses training and worked at the hospital for a couple of years.
June was united in marriage to Bennie Johnson, a farmer from Highlanding, in the fall of 1954. The couple made their home on the family farm in Highlanding Township.
June enjoyed making quilts at the Ekelund Lutheran Church. She worked hard and truly enjoyed her life with her family on the farm.
June is survived by one son, Mike (Kathy) Boyer, Andover; one grandchild, Gina Wyandt, East Bethel; one great-grandson, Brody; one brother, Earl (Angie) Marquis of Grygla; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bennie in 1994; sisters and brothers, Evelyn, Carolyn, Dorothy, Thelma, RozAnn, Donald and Dick.
Family condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.