Marilyn Johnson - Obituary
5-7 P.M., Friday at United Lutheran Church - Ringsted
United Lutheran Church
10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 24, 2018
Pastor Lauri Boysen - Officiating
St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery
Marilyn Marie Ostedgaard Johnson, was born on September 26, 1932 in Ringsted, Iowa, to Victor James and Irene Christine (Nelson) White Jensen Ostedgaard. Marilyn passed away on March 20, 2018 at the age of 85 years at Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon, Iowa, were they gave her the most amazing care.
She attended school and graduated from Ringsted High School. On March 1, 1952 she was united in marriage to Loren Johnson in Ringsted. The couple made their home in rural Ringsted and were blessed to adopt three children. Loren and Marilyn farmed together. Loren passed away on August 28, 2001. Marilyn continued to live in Ringsted until her health declined and she moved closer to her daughter in Sheldon in 2012. She was such a gracious hostess and loved to serve others.
Marilyn was a member of United Lutheran Church in Ringsted. She was also active in the American Legion Auxiliary and Danish Fellowship. While her children were in school she was on the Ringsted School Board as well as the AEA Board. Marilyn enjoyed the fellowship in card club and the Red Hat Society. Her greatest joy, was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and attending all of their activities.
Marilyn is survived by her children Gale (Greg) Loveless of Mason City, Jay Johnson of Sioux City, and Toni (Anthony) Bart of Sheldon; her granddaughters Emily Loveless, Alexis (Luke) Snyder, Katryna Bart, and Cassidy Bart. She is also survived by her brothers Robert (Donna) Ostedgaard and David (Lynda) Ostedgaard both of Iowa City and her sister-in-law, Irma Ostedgaard of Ringsted. Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, two infant sisters, husband Loren, sister Rita (Bill) Hamilton, and brother Gene Ostedgaard. www.henryolsonfuneral.com