Madeline E. Johnson, age 97, of Cambridge passed awayApril 10, 2009 at GracePointe Crossing – Gables East. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M.Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Spencer Brook United Methodist Church with Rev. Diane Nelson officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 14th from 5 – 8 P.M. at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel. There will also be a visitation 1 hour before the service on Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in King Cemetery.
Madeline Eva Johnson was born January 20, 1912 in Princeton to Fenimore and Enid Howard. Madeline was the oldest of 15 children. She was raised in the Princeton area and graduated from Princeton High School. In June of 1932 she married Roy E. Johnson. They made their home in rural Princeton in the Green Lake area and later moved to rural Cambridge to the West Point area. Since her youth she was always a hard working woman. She was a Foster Grandparent for over 20 years at the Cambridge State Hospital and later at Cambridge Elementary School. She had also worked as a cook and as a laundress at Sundberg’s Nursing Home in Cambridge. Madeline enjoyed reading, sewing, doing crossword puzzles, playing cards, especially Skippo, Wist and 500. She was a member of Spencer Brook United Methodist Church. Madeline was always an upbeat person who was concerned about everyone else and not herself.
Madeline passed away Friday, April 10, 2009 at GracePointe Crossing – Gables East at the age of 97 years, 2 months and 20 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy in 1987; two sisters, Florence and Cynthia; and four brothers, Ross, Charlie, Wilmar and James.
She is survived by her five children, Lois Galvin of Ridgecrest, California, Clarice Boiani of Middletown, Rhode Island, Gary (Susanne) Johnson of Cambridge, Diane Johnson of Cambridge, and Joni Johnson of Cambridge; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Thelma Hoeft of Princeton; three brothers, Roy (Francis) Howard of Princeton, Rob Howard of Elk River, and Don Howard of St. Cloud; and by many other relatives and friends.