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Merilyn I. Johnson Jan. 11, 1935 - May 14, 2009

ST. PAUL -- Merilyn Ione Johnson, 74, of St. Paul died Thursday.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church, 463 Maria Ave. in St. Paul. Private burial will be at Union Cemetery in White Bear Lake.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Wulff Funeral Home. Memorials preferred to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

She was born Jan. 11, 1935, in Atwater to Irvin and Martha Hovey. She grew up in the Atwater area.

She is survived by her children: Michael Johnson, Darla (and Russ) Garvey, Stephanie (and Tom) Easthouse and Grant (and Jennifer) Johnson; four grandchildren; siblings: Sharon (and John) Holm, Shirley (and Paul) Peterson, Twyla (and Jim) Ashburn, Lloyd (and Darlene) Hovey, Ole Hovey, Glen (and Marsha) Hovey and Wyman (and Linda) Hovey.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Buzz, one grandson, and three siblings.