June K. Johnson, 90, Austin

Published 10:19 am Thursday, January 24, 2013

June K. Johnson, 90, of Austin, Minn., formerly of Burnsville, Minn., passed peacefully to her Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

June K. Johnson

June was born June 25, 1922, to Emil Bernhard and Clara (Osenberg) Koschmann in Melrose Park, Ill. She graduated from Proviso Township High School in 1940. She also attended two years of college, most of which was completed at Northwestern University, Chicago campus night school.

From 1945 to 1953 she worked at the Diversey Corporation of Chicago as secretary to the director of research and the treasurer. From 1953 to 1962 she served as personal secretary to the president of the Toni Company of Chicago, Neison Harris.

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On Aug. 25, 1962, she married Earling C. Johnson at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Melrose Park, Ill. They moved to Richfield, Minn., and later to Burnsville, where they resided for more than 40 years.

June lived a deep, Christian faith. She taught Sunday school for 49 years. She traveled extensively during her life with her friends and family, loved to play the piano, golf, bowl, cook and grow flowers. She volunteered with Community Action Council of Burnsville, aided senior citizens with income tax preparation and delivered Moving Meals in Burnsville, Eagan and Savage for 25 years.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Earling, of Austin; their two daughters, Carla (Dan) Conradt of Austin and Sue Johnson of Burnsville; and her brother, Robert Koschmann of Carmel, Ind.; three grandchildren, Danielle Keller, Nicolette Keller and Steven Conradt. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Eva Malzahn; and infant brother, Franklin Koschmann.

June and her family wish to sincerely thank the staff at Sacred Heart for the excellent care provided in the last 3 1⁄2 years of her life, as well as St. Olaf for the pastoral visits, worship services and communion.

Cremation will be conducted by Macken Funeral Home of Rochester, with funeral services planned for a later date and burial to follow at Fort Snelling Cemetery in St. Paul, Minn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Christ Lutheran Church of Eagan, St. Olaf Lutheran Church of Austin, Sacred Heart, Alzheimer’s Association or the donor’s choice.