Obit: Johnson, Mary Ellen (1933 - 2010)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Johnson, Olson, Holt, Krall,
Stueck, Berg, Gassen, Zager, Tresemer, Kent, Henchen
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 3, 2010
Johnson, Mary Ellen (10 November 1933 - 1
Mary Ellen Johnson, 76, of Neillsville
died Monday, March 1, 2010, at the Memorial Health and
Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville.
Mary Ellen Holt was born Nov. 10, 1933,
in Neillsville, the daughter of Albert William and Fern Mabel (Olson) Holt. She graduated from Neillsville High School and
then worked at the County Nurse’s office. She was
united in marriage March 29, 1952, to Gerald "Jerry" Johnson in
Neillsville. Mary Ellen then stopped working to raise
their two children. Later, she went to work at the Condensery
in Neillsville and from there to the Neillsville Clinic for nine
years until health problems forced her to retire in 1979.
After retirement, she assisted her husband at Russell Memorial Park
Campground for 14 years.
She was a member of the United Church of
Christ and a member of the Prayer Chain and the "Care and Share"
program at the church. She was also a member of the Good
She is survived by her husband, Gerald
"Jerry" Johnson; children, Steven (Donna) Johnson of Neillsville
and Leeann (LeRoy) Krall of West Salem; three grandchildren, Ryan (Fiancée April Stueck) Krall of Eau Claire, Nate (girlfriend
Jenna Berg) Krall of Marshfield and Christie (James) Gassen of
Scott Air Force Base, IL; and one great-grandchild, Mathias
Gassen. She is also survived by one brother, Bill Holt of
Sarona; three sisters, Shirley (Robert) Zager of St. Cloud, MIN,
Nancy (Edward) Tresemer of Neillsville and Kay (Bill) Kent of
Winona, MN; a brother-in-law, Louis Henchen of Neillsville; and
many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents
and one sister, Barbara Henchen.
Funeral services for Mary Ellen will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the United Church of
Christ in Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will
officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 5,
2010, at the Gesche Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Saturday at the United Church of Christ.
Casketbearers will be family and
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
directed to the Clark County Humane Society, W3926 St. Hwy. 73,
Neillsville, WI 54456, the Neillsville Library, 409 Hewett St.
Neillsville, WI 54456 or the United Church of Christ Memorial Fund,
515 W. 2nd St. Neillsville, WI. 54456.
Online condolences may be made at
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Mary Ellen’s family with funeral arrangements.
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