Johnson Helen Lucile Maue Johnson, age 87. Born in Monticello, MN September 11, 1915. Passed away Saturday April 5, 2003 approx. 7:15 PM. Helen enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader and ecologist. In 1970 an article appeared in the Star Tribune detailing her pioneering efforts in recycling. After graduating from Monticello High "Henny"worked many places & many jobs. From telephone operator in Braham to Sewing instructor for the Singer Co. in Stillwater. During WWII she supported the war effort by installing primers in .50 cal cartridges. Post war found Helen getting married to Clif Johnson. Their only child being born in 1951. Helen continued to be a "working mom," working at several hotels sewing slip covers & curtains. Helen retired from the Minneapolis Public School system as a teacher's aide at Minneapolis North High. A job she enjoyed for many years working with the Science department. After retirement Helen was involved in several civic projects: Minneapolis Park Board volunteer, Columbia Park Neighborhood Association, U. of M. Extension and Mississippi River advocate groups. Helen was preceded in death by her oldest brother Clyde Maue & Husband Clifton Johnson. Helen is survived by six brothers & sisters: Mildred (Mimi) Rau, Iris Lueck, Lois Todd, Gordon (Pete) Maue, Max Maue & Maxine (Suzie) Barthel. Her only son, Wayne & his wife Diane Johnson. Two wonderful grandchildren - Heather Johnson Ross, husband Dan and Troy Johnson, wife Sarah. Two great-grandchildren - Blake & Kaela. Helen will be greatly missed by all because of her warm, friendly personality and her committment to her community. Service Wednesday April 9th, 11:00A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Visitation, service & food. Columbia Heights Recreation John P. Murzyn Hall 530 Mill St. Col. Heights, MN 55421 Ph. 763-706-3730

Published on April 9, 2003

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