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Obituary: Marilyn G. Johnson

December 17, 1930 ~ April 9, 2023

Marilyn (Lyn) Johnson, 92, died peacefully, April 9, 2023 at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Charles.  

Lyn was born December 17, 1930 in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of the late Clarence and Vera Gray.  She graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English.  She studied at Vandercook College of Music in Chicago to develop her singing ability.  Later in life, Marilyn received a Master of Arts Degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  In 1996, Lyn and her husband Chuck retired full time to Sister Bay in a home designed by Chuck which began with an existing log house built in 1840.  They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in April of 2017.

Marilyn was a member of Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, became a Stephen Minister, worked many years as a volunteer at Scandia Village, sang in the church choir, read extensively, found joy in classical and operatic music, and enjoyed the birds that frequented her backyard feeders.

Survivors include her children, Christopher Johnson of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin; Sandra Berke; granddaughter, Dr. Allison Berke; and sister, Joan Reider of Peoria, Illinois. 

A memorial service will be held for Lyn at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay on Wednesday, April 26, at 11 am. Friends may call at the church at 10:00 am.  A time for food and fellowship will follow the service. 

Memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice.

Casperson Funeral Home is assisting the family with service arrangements.