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Luann S. Johnson

November 5, 1951 March 10, 2012
Luann S. Johnson
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Luann Sue Johnson passed from this earth to heaven at her home in New Richmond, Wisconsin on Saturday, March 10, 2012. She will be remembered for her candid comments and her joyful spirit.
Luann was born in Siren, Wisconsin to Louis and Ethyle Johnson on November 5, 1951. Because she had Down Syndrome, it was recommended at that time that she be placed in an institution, but her parents insisted that she live at home and have a life as similar as possible to other children. Luann attended the elementary school program for handicapped children in Amery, Wisconsin and continued her schooling in Eau Claire, Wisconsin until 1976, when she began working at the Polk County Adult Development Center. She worked until her retirement in 2009. She lived in the first Polk County Group Home for disabled adults in Osceola, Wisconsin, in Adult Family Care in Amery, Wisconsin, and most recently in a Community Based Residential Facility in New Richmond.
Luann is survived by her sister, Judith Leigh, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, her niece, Susan (Dan) Brooks of Bloomington, Minnesota, her nephew, Steven (Kelley) Leigh of Woodland Park Colorado, and her special great-niece and nephews: Catherine and Jamison Brooks, and Andrew, Tyler, Isaac, and Lucas Leigh.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Ethyle Johnson and her brother-in-law, Donald Leigh.
A graveside committal service will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Frederic, WI.
Refer to the following websites to leave online condolences or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475 for additional information.
Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic, www.rowefh.com, and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, www.wicremationcenter.com, have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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