Andrea Johnson

 Andrea (Marr) Johnson, 71, of Isanti, passed away August 29, 2019 surrounded by family at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. and a luncheon will follow the service at the church.

Andrea Lydia was born September 12, 1947 in Bertha, to Elmer and Sally (Modrow) Marr. Andrea grew up in Staples and attended Staples High School, graduating in 1965. 

Andrea met the love of her life, Elmer Johnson at Lake Shamineau attending the Motley Fair that night and were together ever since. They were married August 28, 1965, in Staples, and spent the next 54 years by each other’s side. They moved to Isanti in 1976 where they made their home and raised three girls.

Andrea was a daycare provider for over 30 years and loved each of the children she took care of as if they were her own. After the last of her little ones grew up and started school, she went to work outside the home at Wal-Mart in Cambridge and retired from Medtox Laboratories in New Brighton in 2011.  After retirement she spent time with her grandchildren, which were her pride and joy.

Andrea loved reading, game shows, playing bingo, bowling, camping, sitting by the campfire, spending time in Duluth and the North Shore. She enjoyed spending time with her family above all else. Her humor, wit, kindness and love will be cherished in all our memories. She was a beautiful soul, who was kind to everyone and she was one of a kind. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.

She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Shari and Lisa Johnson of Pine City, Becky Johnson of Isanti; one granddaughter and sunshine, Tressa Johnson who attends NDSU in Fargo; one grandson and buddy, Noah Johnson of Isanti; brothers and sisters-in-law Mallory and Sandy Marr of Waubun, Glen and Karen Marr of Champlin and sister and brother-in-law Dianne and Curt Meyers of Foley; many cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Elmer Marr and Sally Marr (Ross).

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