NANCY “JACQIE” JOHNSON, Buffalo

 

Nancy “Jacqie” Johnson, age 66, of Buffalo, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. 
Memorial service was held Tuesday, May 26, at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service, all at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Officiating was Pastor Norm Hanan. Reception followed at the church.
She was loved and will be dearly missed by her son, Slade Johnson (Kerri Johnson); grandsons, Daymin and Riley Johnson, Sam Beach, Vance Martin, Brittnee (Trevor) Jares; great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Matthew and Tempi Jares; siblings, Doris (Allen) Karie, Joyce (Ronald) Uecker, Jane Ziedler and Arthur Todd (Monica Miller) Goerke; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Alice (Marohn) Goerke; and brother-in-law, Ronald Ziedler
Jacqie was born July 24, 1948, in St. Cloud, the daughter of Arthur and Alice (nee Marohn) Goerke. She was baptized on August 15, 1948, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church – Middleville Township, by Pastor Herman Bentrup. Her baptismal sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kanning and Mrs. Hubert Mistelske. Jacqie was also confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran on May 7, 1961, by Pastor W. Barlaw. She attended the one-room school house at Middleville school in Howard Lake and graduated from Brooklyn Center High School. 
Jacqie worked at Lutheran Brotherhood in Minneapolis for 19 years before moving to Mora. After Slade graduated from high school in 1994 she moved back to Buffalo. Jacqie was very happy to come home again 31 years after she and her family had moved away from the area.
Jacqie was diagnosed as having MS in 1983. Every year she looked forward to attending the MS camp at Camp Courage near Maple Lake (until she was banned from coming back). 
Jacqie loved to spend time crocheting, reading and collecting silk flowers. She also spent many years volunteering as a clown at the hospital. Her greatest love, though, was found in the time she could spend with her grandsons, Daymin and Riley, and her son, Slade. Even in death she was protecting them all and looking out for them.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Camp Courage in Maple Lake.
Online condolences for the family can be directed to www.thepetersonchapel.com . Serving the family was The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN.
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