Johnson, Josephine M.


Josephine M. Johnson, 89, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 20, 1929, to Leonard and Katherine (Neeck) Lambert. Jo graduated from Cathedral High School in 1947 and St. Francis School of Nursing in 1950. She married Robert E. Johnson on January 16, 1951, at St. Thomas Pro-Cathedral in Winona, Minn.

Jo was a gentle spirit with a great sense of humor. She was an avid bowler and golfer. She liked to bake, read, and do word puzzles. Jo enjoyed playing card with her competitive spirit. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, Westfield Golf Club, St. Francis Alumni Association. Jo volunteered for the Hospital Auxiliary and the League of Women Voters.

Jo was a delight to be around and most enjoyed the togetherness of family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert (1993); infant son, Robert; grandson, Jordan Schueler; two brothers; and one sister. Jo is survived by her children, Kate (John) von Rohr, Anne Johnson, Peggy (Steve) McIntosh, Richard (Sally) Johnson, Mary (Dave May) Schueler, Sharon (Mark) Hayes; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and many more relatives and friends.

Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Sunday, March 31, at 2 p.m. with visitation starting at 1 p.m. at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona. Spring inurnment will in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Winona.

Memorials preferred to Winona Area Hospice.

Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at

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