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Marjorie A. Johnson May 30, 1936 - Dec. 28, 2008

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STARBUCK -- Marjorie A. Johnson, 72, of Glenwood, formerly of Starbuck, died Sunday at her home under the care of hospice.

The service will be at 11 a.m. today at Indherred Lutheran Church in Starbuck.

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She was born May 30, 1936, in Moorhead to Clarence and Jeanette (Toso) Johnson. She graduated from Morris High School in 1954, the Minnesota School of Business in 1955 and the University of Minnesota-Morris in 1982. She worked as a secretary over the years for the U.S. Navy Department in Washington, D.C., the U.S. State Department, Max Factor's of Hollywood in Los Angeles, Abbott Northwest Hospital in Robbinsdale, the law office of Giberson and Collins in Morris, the Morris Junior High School, the Starbuck High School, UPS, the Minnesota Tax Department, the Minnesota Zoo, MGM Hotel and Casino and Washoe County in Reno, Nev., the city of Robbinsdale and the Pope County Sheriff's Department.

She was an artist working in painting, sculptures, facial masks, and pottery with some of her work in private galleries and the University of Minnesota.

She is survived by her daughters: Nancy (and Michael) Rieck of Tulsa, Okla., Patrice (and Jeffrey) Nelson of Chester, Conn., and Peggy (and Michael) Shea of Glenwood; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and her siblings: Emery (and Barb) Johnson of Maple Grove, Dennis Johnson of Glenwood, Mary (and Curt) Ettesvold of Morris; Janet Johnson of Minneapolis; and Debra (and Chuck) Stadsvold of Starbuck.

She was preceded in death by her son: Mitchell in 1990; her first husband: Clifton Murphy; and one brother.

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