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Obituary for Mary Jane Johnson
Mary Jane Johnson (84) of Clam Falls, WI ascended to heaven on December 29, 2011 at the Amery Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness.
Born August 19, 1927 in Frederic, WI to Mark Sr. and Elsie McClay, Mary Jane grew up in and around West Sweden, and graduated from Frederic High School in 1945. She worked for Routes Store in Frederic, and held several other jobs. She was married to LeRoy (Boone) Johnson, June 3, 1957 after a short courtship. They lived and worked together on the Johnsons Grass Lake Farm near Clam Falls, they remained married for 42 years, until LeRoy's death in 1999.
In 1966, Mary Jane and LeRoy opened their hearts to five children, becoming a family of seven over night. These children became their pride and joy.
Mary Jane was an avid sports woman, enjoying hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and especially bowling. Her team Young and Nielsen Bowlers won many tournaments, awards and trophies. Anyone who knew Mary Jane admired her skill at cribbage and 500, her favorite card games. Mary Jane had a great love of travel and enjoyed many trips with family and friends seeing the sights and enjoying her life.
In her later years, her greatest joy came from her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many loving nieces, nephews, and a magnitude of lifelong friends.
Mary Jane is survived by her brothers, Mark Jr. (Bud) McClay (Lorraine), Lloyd McClay (Joanne), and Richard McClay (Beth). Her children, Dale Scott, Penny Cropper (William), Pam Hokanson, Kim Steele (Mike). Her grandchildren, Jessica Bremer, Heather Perez (Joe), Lawrence Bremer (Kimi), Joshua Nelson (Autumn), Casey Hokanson, Jeremiah Steele, Michael Egan- Scott, Justin Nelson, and Jacob Nelson. Great-grandchildren, Tyler Bremer, Alex Perez, Ariel Hokanson, Miles and Landon Bremer, and Eric Perez. Many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and great friends.
Preceded in death by LeRoy Johnson (husband), Mark Scott (son), Marlin Scott (grandson), Mark Sr. and Elsie McClay (parents).
Honorary pallbearers were Mike McClay, Dan McClay, Steve McClay, Calvin McClay, Robin McClay, Craig Lenz, and Steve Martin. Lifelong special friends, LaVonne Smith, Bob and Fran Martin, and many, many more.
The celebration of her life was held on Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, in Lewis, WI, at 11 am with Rev. Tom Cook officiating. Music was provided by soloist, Sylvia Schaetzel and organist, Starr Warndahl. Interment will be in the spring next to her loving husband, Boone, at the Lewis Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.rowefh.com or www.wicremationcenter.com. Please continue to check our websites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475.
Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.