1929 — 2021
Portia Mae Johnson, 92, of Owatonna, died Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Homestead Hospice House. She was born May 25, 1929 in Graceville, Minnesota the daughter of Clarence and Lucita (Cramer) Johanson. She graduated from Wheaton High School in 1946 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College with a music major. On June 11, 1950 She married Stanley Johnson in Wheaton. Together they lived in Chicago, Kasota MN, Crookston MN and Owatonna MN. In addition to raising five children, Portia was a gifted musician. She taught piano lessons for 60 years and played organ in the churches where her husband was pastoring. She was a founding member of the Music Guild...