Lucille "Lucy" Johnson of Pine City passed away peacefully with family members at her side on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Lakeside Nursing Home in Pine City at the age of 80.
Lucille Ann Saumer was born October 29, 1938 to William and Albina (Franta) Saumer in Pine City, Minnesota.
Lucy grew up as a farm girl in Pine City and upon graduating from high school she married Walter Johnson, also of Pine City. Lucy enjoyed staying busy; holding several different jobs throughout the years while raising four children. One of her favorite jobs was as a Mary Kay Cosmetics sales representative, at which she became a Regional Sales Director and awarded a pink Buick Regal.
Lucy's interests included traveling, cooking/baking, playing cards, knitting, listening to country music (especially the Man in Black), dancing, spending time with family and friends, and of course, telling jokes. She was a published author having written a joke book titled Life is a Bowl of Jokes.
Lucy is survived by her children Gerald (Charlene) Johnson of Canyon, Julie (Mike) Billstein of Lake Elmo, Douglas (Rosemary) Johnson of Emily, David (Robin) Johnson of Pine City; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers Andrew Saumer of Pine City, Robert Saumer of Mesa, AZ., and William Saumer, Jr. of Pine City; many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents William and Albina Saumer; sisters Delphine (Gordon) Johnson and Mary Alice (Ernie) Stoffel.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Lucy: 10:30 AM: Friday (3/15/19) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City. A time of visitation and reviewal is planned from 5-7 PM; Thursday (3/14/19) at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City and also one hour prior to the Mass in St. Anthony Commons at the church. The interment will take place at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Pine City.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers from Marywood Assisted Living in Duluth, Lakeside Medical Center in Pine City and Fairview Hospice for their loving care and assistance.
Memorials may be directed to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 535 8th Street SW, Pine City, MN 55063.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City~Swanson Chapel. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com