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Evelyn “Mitzi” Haugen Johnson

Birth
Death 4 Jun 2013 (aged 79)
Mount Horeb, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 111815846 · View Source
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Mt. Horeb ~ Evelyn "Mitzi" Johnson, age 79 of Mt. Horeb, WI died on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at her home with her husband and family at her side. She was born January 20, 1934, the youngest child of Donald and Alma Haugen.

She grew up in Decorah, Iowa. In her senior year in high school she met a handsome ‘Luther college man', Dale Johnson, and they got married August 24, 1952. Mitzi and Dale settled down in Madison, WI and raised four children.

Mitzi was active in her community, the schools, and her church, the Homemakers group, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, PTA, and Bible studies. In subsequent moves to Vinton, Iowa and Mount Horeb, Wisconsin she stayed involved in her local community where she made wonderful and lifelong friends. When the children were grown Mitzi went back to school obtaining an Associate's degree in Dietary Management from MATC. Her interest in this field started in high school when she worked at Winnesheik County hospital. She applied these skills in her career in the dietary department of Ingleside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mount Horeb. Mitzi loved and was always involved at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Guild, Circle, the Care Team ministry, making lunches for the shelter, and serving on food committees; she was an active learner and member in the church. She lived her faith in the community, volunteering at the Historical Society museum and at the Senior Center, driving for Meals on Wheels, and all those individual and personal visits and care she gave to friends. She took delight in baking for the library Cookie Walk in the fall and Pie sale in the summer. Mitzi enjoyed life, she golfed and bowled. She gardened. She traveled to Norway, Germany and Sweden, and to many places in the United States. She attended Lutherlag and spent some time in Elderhostels. She enjoyed the local lutefisk dinners and the holiday bazaars. She participated in Relay for Life and the fire department musters. She watched fireworks from the Summer Frolic and hardly missed a Wednesday Night Live concert in Grundahl Park. Most of all she loved spending these times with her family.

Mitzi was preceded in death by her beloved brother Klemet.

Survivors include Dale, husband of 60 years, children, Debra (Thomas) Link, Amy Johnson, Joel (Constance) Johnson, and Paul (Bonnie Bohnson) Johnson, her sisters, Joan and Norma, and sister in law Hazel. Mitzi's eleven grandchildren, Emily, Michael, Megan, Amanda, Seth, John, Jens, Rob, Nils, Karoline, and Cedar and great grandson Justin, will undoubtedly carry on so many of Mitzi's loves, interests, and delight in life.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Mt. Horeb Evangelical Lutheran Church.

www.ellestadfuneralhome.com

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  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111815846
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Evelyn “Mitzi” Haugen Johnson (20 Jan 1934–4 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111815846, ; Maintained by northernpeach 🕯 🌹 🕯 (contributor 47679409) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.