Age 97, of Anoka, formerly of Parkville (Mountain Iron, MN) passed away November 23, 2020.
Preceded in death by her husband, Anthony (Tony); father, Oscar W. Johnson; mother, Mabel M. Johnson (Fogelberg); brothers, Bobby, Harvey and Oscar “Ozzie” (Ida); sisters, Ruth Ovick (Lester) and Edith Ek (John).
Survived by brother, Don (Carole) Johnson; sons, Robert (Nancy) and Russell (Cheryl); daughter, Jean Carlstrom; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Rebecca), Kevin (Jacquelyn), Brian (Joni), Trevor (Tayler), Kristin Lopez (Jason); great grandchildren, Charlotte, Cooper, Parker, Andrew, Peyton, Avery, Gavin, Neil, Joanna, Logan; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ever meticulous and precise, she drafted her own obituary November 30, 2010, noting on the first line that “She died (not yet tho)”.
She was born on January 2, 1923 in Parkville, MN. According to her, she was late for New Years and has been late ever since. She was a resident of Parkville for over 80 years. She graduated from Mountain Iron High School in 1939 and from Virginia Junior College (Nursing/Pre-Med) in 1942 including a year of laboratory course at St. Mary’s in Superior WI. Her first job was at St. Agnes Hospital in FonduLac, WI. In 1945 she moved to Bremerton, WA working at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She returned to Virginia, MN in 1946, employed at Virginia Municipal Hospital. In 1947 she married Anthony “Tony” Vranicar. They moved back to Parkville, MN in 1950 where she resided until 2011.
No service at this time. Interment next spring in Virginia, MN.
Memorials preferred to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Virginia, MN; Walker Methodist Foundation-Plaza (Anoka) or American Heart Association.