Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Marion H. (Mainland) Johnston

Marion Helen Johnston, age 89, passed away peacefully early Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Willowcrest Care Center, South Milwaukee. She was born in Racine, June 21, 1923, daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Nee: Olsen) Mainland.

 Marion graduated from Washington Park High School “Class of 1942.” On June 29, 1946, at Atonement Lutheran Church she was united in marriage to Richard J. Johnston, who preceded her in death on November 27, 2002. Marion retired from The Uniform Shop where she was employed for many years. She enjoyed sewing and was a member of the Wisconsin Scottish Inc. She was a devoted wife and mother and will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her daughter, Sharon Lynn Johnston; sister, Jean Olson; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Ruth Mainland ; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Marion is further survived by her very special extended family, Linda and James Dibble; grandchildren, Katherine Dibble, Jennifer and Kevin Dahlen, Elizabeth Dibble; great-grandchildren, Shawna, Brandon, Joslynne, Brady and Makayla; and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alfred and Eleanor Johnston; and a brother-in-law, Delbert Olson.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 29, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Jeff Best officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Friday from noon until time of service at 1:30 p.m. Memorials to the family have been suggested.

 803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

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