Obituary: Marilyn F. Johnson

Aug. 10, 1947 – Aug. 15, 2019 

Marilyn Faye Johnson, 72, of Sturgeon Bay died at Sturgeon Bay Health Services, six days after her beloved husband, Leland.

She was born in Green Bay, the daughter of Norbert “Jim” and La Verne M. (Cornell) Miller. Marilyn graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1965. On October 28, 1989, she married Leland Johnson in Sturgeon Bay, and together, they enjoyed traveling to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Sault Ste. Marie and Wisconsin Dells.

Marilyn worked for the Door County Sheriff’s Department and then as Door County register in probate and clerk of juvenile court. In later years, she worked as a proofreader for the Door County Advocate until her 2010 retirement.

She enjoyed an ice-cold beer, baking amazing cookies, reading and playing cards, especially cribbage.

Surviving are her two daughters, Amy (Randy) Dickson and Tanya (Joe) Weber, both of Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren, Thomas Weber, Bruce Weber, and Claire Dickson; four stepsons, Scott (Margo) Johnson of Ellison Bay, Craig (Melanie) Johnson of Sister Bay, Adam (Liza) Johnson of Sister Bay, and Jordan (Dawn) Johnson of Baileys Harbor; step-grandchildren, Robyn Anderson and Brandon (Laura) Anderson, Alissa (Kevin) Martin, Ryan (Becky) Johnson, Cody (Jenny) Johnson, Dusty Johnson, and Callie Johnson, Laine (Kory) Kroubetz, and Dylan Johnson, Caitlyn Johnson, and Danyelle Johnson; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leland Johnson; a stepdaughter; and two sisters, Susan Miller and Patricia Goyette.

Memorials may be given to Door CANcer.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay is assisting Marilyn’s family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Marilyn can be shared through her tribute page at


P.O. Box 423, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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