Marjorie “Margie” Johnson, age 91, of Olivia died Sunday, August 28, 2022 at Garnette Gardens in Redwood Falls.  Memorial Services will be Friday, September 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church in Olivia with Rev. Matt Hausken officiating. Burial will be in the Olivia Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are by Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Olivia, MN.

Marjorie Irene Johnson was born on February 24, 1931 in Detroit Lakes, MN to Carl and Flossie (Wallace) Gjersvig. She graduated in 1949 from Detroit Lakes High School. On February 11, 1951, Margie was united in marriage to Charles Johnson at Bakke Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. Following their wedding Charles’ military service brought them to Fort Hood in Texas and she spent time living at home with her parents until his enlistment was over, then they settled in Olivia. Margie spent most of her younger years as a home maker raising her family. She was a very active and dedicated member of Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church in Olivia where she was part of many committees and activities. She also worked as a nurse’s aid at the hospital. Together, Margie and Charles enjoyed their lake home on Tulaby Lake and spent many winters in Texas, Florida, and Arizona, always trying to find the perfect place to stay. They shared a love of dancing and music, her favorites being Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Her regular coffee time with the church ladies brought her much joy. She read numerous books and was able to remember many details about each of them. Cooking, crocheting, and playing cards with friends were a few of her other hobbies. Margie will be remembered for her love of books, generosity, and her famous Swedish meatballs.

Margie is survived by her children: Sam (and Cheryl) Johnson of Redwood Falls, Angela (and Mike) Revier of St. Cloud, and Joan (and Greg) Clouse of Olivia; her grandchildren: Shayne Johnson (and Corrie Tews), Rachelle Johnson, Brent (and Jessica) Johnson, Chad (and Jen) Revier, Danelle (and Jesse) Nelson, Beau Revier (and Michelle Onken), Andrew (and Ashley) Berg, Siri (and Joe) Youngkrantz; her great-grandchildren: Collin Johnson, Caleb Johnson, Hayden Wollner, Bella Johnson, Alex Johnson, Victoria Johnson, Vanessa Johnson, Valerie Johnson, Emma Revier, Ava Revier, Rya Revier, Madi Revier, Kaylie Stroeing, Porter Youngkrantz, and Kohen Youngkrantz. Margie was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Johnson; parents, Carl and Flossie Gjersvig; her siblings: Eldon Gjersvig, Leonard Jersvig, and Lorraine Fingalson; her parents-in-law, Charles and Eva Johnson; her brothers-in-law, James Johnson and Waldo Johnson, and her sister-in-law, Donna Livingood.

Blessed Be Her Memory