Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Sunday, April 11, 2021 for a visitation from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
A service celebrating and remembering her life will follow at 2:00 p.m. For those wishing to watch via livestream please click on this link https://youtu.be/5npimIz_I4c
Memorials have been suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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KENOSHA – Mrs. Marilyn J. Johnson, 85, passed away at Home Inspired in Somers on April 2, 2021.
She was born in Waukegan, IL on April 21, 1935, the daughter of Arthur and Hilda (nee Horne) Nichols. She graduated from Waukegan High School.
On April 3, 1954 she married Paul Leslie Johnson at Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church in Waukegan. He preceded her in death on December 27, 2008.
In her earlier years, as she raised her family, Marilyn was active in school board functions and the League of Women Voters. She was a talented singer and enjoyed her gift of singing gospel music. She also enjoyed creating floral arrangements for family and friend’s weddings and special occasions.
In her later years she treasured her travels around the country with Paul; especially when they had their RV.
Marilyn attended St. John’s Lutheran Church while living at St. Catherine’s Commons.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda (David) Neece of Seattle, WA, Lisa (John) Franklin of Mount Pleasant and Leslie Johnson of Racine; her grandchildren, Angela (Beau) Jess, Joshua (Danyella) Neece, Jinifer (Sean) Mapes, Christopher (Hallie) Neece, Ashley and Rachael Franklin, Eric and Stephanie Zengler; many dear great grandchildren; her brother, James Nichols of Kenosha; sister-in-law, Betty Thomas of Bristol; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Marilyn was preceded in death by her brothers, Arthur, George and Wilbert Nichols.
Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Sunday, April 11, 2021 for a visitation from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. A service celebrating and remembering her life will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuelson officiating. For those wishing to watch via livestream, please click on the following link. https://youtu.be/5npimIz_I4c A private interment will take place at the Northshore Garden of Memories in North Chicago. Memorials have been suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Marilyn’s family extends a heartfelt thank you to Home Inspired in Somers as well as Hospice Alliance of Kenosha for the loving and professional attention she received while under their care.