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Janet Johnson

September 13, 1926 — November 16, 2021

Chicago

Janet Marie Johnson, 95, met her Lord and Savior on November 16, 2021, at Dickinson Co. Hospital in Iron Mountain, MI.

Janet was born on September 13, 1926, to Gust and Elvira (Peterson) Nelson in Chicago.  She was a graduate of Parker High School, furthering her education at North Park University and later at Chicago State University.

She was united in marriage to Evald S. Johnson on October 22, 1947, at the Englewood Covenant Church in Chicago. They shared 61 years of marriage until Evald's passing on September 13, 2008.

Janet enjoyed raising her children and later serving as an art teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. She was a faithful member of Beverly Covenant Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir, serving in High League, and other women’s groups. She enjoyed seasonally attending First Covenant Church of Iron Mountain, MI as well.

Regular trips up to their family cottage in Spread Eagle, Wisconsin are among her fondest life memories. There she spent countless hours baking, fixing up their home, and enjoying lake time alongside her husband, children, and grandchildren. Above all, Janet's faith and family heritage were of utmost importance to her. You could often find her at the kitchen table chatting about things of God over a hot cup of coffee and homemade Swedish coffee cake with her beloved children, grandchildren, and relatives.

Janet is survived by her daughter Caryl (Dick) Ring of Iron Mountain, MI; son Carl (Sue) Johnson of Alsip, IL.; grandchildren: Erik (Brandy) Johnson, Krysten (Shawn) Wilson, Kaitlyn (Kevin) Wright, Scott (Angela) Ring, Susie (Rob) LaCrosse, and Sarah (Ryan) Sullivan along with 13  great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by one brother Phil Nelson along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Janet is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and numerous siblings.

A memorial service celebrating Janet's life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Beverly Evangelical Covenant Church in Chicago. Friends and family may greet the family during a time of visitation from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. A private family burial will take place at Chapel Hill Gardens - South.

Memorial donations can be made in Janet's name to Beverly Evangelical Covenant Church of Chicago or First Covenant Church of Iron Mountain.

For additional information and online condolences please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com.  The staff of Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls, WI (920-467-3431) is assisting the Johnson family.

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