Marjorie Johnson | News, Sports, Jobs
May 24, 1932-Oct. 17, 2022
OAKDALE – Marjorie L. Johnson (née Lavoie), 90, of Oakdale passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 17, 2022. Marjorie was born on May 24, 1932 to Mark and Emma Lavoie at their home in Burchard. She grew up on the family farm outside of Tyler. After graduating in 1950 from Tyler High School, she worked at the local coffee shop and then at Brentwood Eggs. In 1956 Marjorie married George E. Johnson. They settled in Oakdale in 1959 and raised four children, Jorie, Evy, Vicky and Rodney. Marjorie was a talented seamstress, making clothes for herself and her family. She was a talented housewife. She held several part-time jobs, including at Montgomery Wards and Video Ventures. In the 1990s, Marjorie and George owned and operated LaVoie’s Kaffee cafe in Oakdale. Marjorie loved travel. She traveled the world with George and sometimes his family, seeing Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Italy, Germany and Hawaii to name a few places. She was also interested in genealogy—researching and keeping records on the Lavoie and Kronke families. Marjorie was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Paul and a Women’s Aid Leader for many years. As the Johnson family grew, Marjorie enjoyed taking care of all of us, especially babysitting her grandchildren. Our family expresses their gratitude to the caregivers at Woodbury Estates and Prelude Homes and Services. Predeceased by her husband, George; parents, Mark and Emma; brother Donald, grandsons Adam and Joshua. He is survived by his daughters, Jorie (Keith) Miller, Evy Snyder and Vicky Johnson; son, Rodney (Megan) Johnson; 8 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister Gertrude. Visiting hours 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Roberts Funeral Home, 8108 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 765 Margaret St., St. Paul and live stream at https://vimeo.com/762244067. Visit also from 10 am to 11 am before the church service. Noon Cemetery Service, Tuesday at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Balaton.