Myra Tammi Johnson, age 79, of Cedar, died October 21, 2017 at Shady Oaks Group Home in Isanti. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 19001 Jackson Street NE, in East Bethel. Visitation will be 1 hour before the service at the church.
Myra Tammi Johnson was born September 22, 1938 in Helsinki, Finland to Wilho and Else Tammi. During WWII she lived in Trehorningsjo, Sweden with a foster family. In 1949 the reunited Tammi family moved to the United States and ultimately settled in Anoka, Minnesota. She graduated from Anoka High School, Class of 1957. Myra married Martin Johnson January 31,1958 at Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka. They made their home and raised their family in Cedar, MN. She loved her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren’s activities. Myra was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in East Bethel and the East Bethel Senior Club. She was a member of the East Bethel Lions and Lioness Clubs and was named Lioness of the year. She was also involved with her children’s 4-H Club and the Cedar Elementary PTA. Myra was a great cook, and enjoyed gardening, crafting, hosting friends and family, and being a social butterfly.
Myra passed away on October 21, 2017 at Shady Oaks in Isanti at the age of 79 years and 29 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Mary Marsolek and brother, Raimo Tammi. She is survived by her husband, Martin of Cedar; 3 children, Anita (Andy) Bisek of Preston, Minnesota, Paul (Jennifer) Johnson of East Bethel, David (Tracy) Johnson of East Bethel; 8 grandchildren, Timothy (Stacey) Bisek, Curtis Bisek, Francis Bisek, Peter Johnson, Erik (Erin) Johnson, Erin Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Megan Johnson; 1 great-grandson, Bailey Custer; three siblings, Anneli McDowell, John (Marilynn) Tammi, Tom (Marcia) Tammi; and many other relatives and friends.
Sherry Johnson says
Sorry for loss, we got to know Myra at Shadyoaks, her and Deanna were partners in crime as they would both say.
Our prayers are with you all.
Sherry and Steve Johnson
deborah mcdowell says
My heart has been with you all since hearing of sweet Auntie Myra’s passing. We are so sorry we were not able to attend the funeral and especially give love to all those we hold in our hearts. I have been thinking of so many Mrya memories, but what grips my heart the most are my memories of her hugs and her easy laughter.
Anneli adored her sisters both and we thank you all especially for enabling Anneli to visit with Myra these past years. Marc and I are hoping to drive out this upcoming year to visit with Uncle Martin and Paul and more……..so we can embrace you all in person.
I can only imagine your grief and loss, but I want you all to know how loved Myra was by us and especially by her adoring sister, Anneli.
Our love and admiration for all you have done these years for our most wonderful Myra. Your care and devotion has been a source of strength for us all. Love Cousin Deborah