Marion I. Johnson
Marion I. Johnson, 94, Brandon, died suddenly on December 23, 2014, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Marion Jungk was born in Dubuque, IA, on May 28, 1920, to Heinrich George Martin and Gertrude May (Brown) Jungk (aka Young). Marion received her early education in Iowa, and later graduated from Washington High School (in Sioux Fall, SD) in 1938. Then, with her family, they moved to Milwaukee, WI where she attended the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; there she pledged Delta Delta Delta. After her studies, she worked at the Milwaukee Public Library.
In 1943, she returned to Sioux Falls, SD, with her family and was employed as a librarian at the Carnegie Public Library. While working, she met her husband, Leland W. Johnson; they were united in marriage on December 28, 1946, at First Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls.
Marion’s passions in life included genealogy, where her four decades of research provided significant contributions to a multitude of extended family members and other genealogists. An avid reader, Marion enjoyed mostly nonfiction works. Marion loved to sew and made many cherished heirlooms for her loved ones to enjoy. Nothing made Marion happier then learning about her family’s activities, achievements, and accomplishments. Marion was blessed with a rich and robust sense of humor, a light heart, and laughed with ease. Marion enjoyed living in her home with a sharp mind and spirit until the end.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Gregory Mark Johnson, (Sioux Falls, SD) and Gary Mathew (Marlene) Johnson, (Scottsdale, AZ); five grandchildren, Joy M. Johnson (St. Paul, MN) Mark C. (Margaret) Johnson (Sioux Falls, SD), Chantelle E. Johnson (Scottsdale, AZ), Catrina L. Johnson (Viborg, SD), and Courtney C. (Forrest M.) Ramser (Scottsdale, AZ); five great grandchildren, Forrest and Victoria (both of Scottsdale, AZ), Claire (Sioux Falls, SD), Hudson and Brody (both of Viborg, SD); all of whom she loved dearly. Our mother/grandmother is very much missed.
Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, and younger brothers, David John Young, John Martin Young, and Joseph Henry Young.
A Private burial service was held on December 27, 2014, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD with pastor Jerry Merkouris officiating.