Jane Johnson, 66, formerly of Lanesboro


Jane Johnson

Jane Olstad Johnson, 66, of Wabasha, died on the evening of Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1952, and grew up in Lanesboro.

She attended Lanesboro High School and Winona State University, where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education.

On June 26, 1976, she married the love of her life, Randy Johnson. Together they raised three boys, Adam, Timothy and Michael.

She proudly served her community as an educator for 44 years, including as a teacher and principal at Wabasha-Kellogg Public School District and director of curriculum at Dover-Eyota Public School District. She also was a talented musician, was active in her church, loved to travel and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Randy of Wabasha; three sons, Adam (Amanda) of Plymouth, Timothy (Jennifer Bishop) of Minneapolis and Michael (Kelsey) of Madison, Wis.; grandson, Henry; four siblings, Neil (Linda) Olstad of Burnsville, Minn., Kristin Dennison of Northfield, Minn., Paul (Kim) Olstad, Denver, Colo., and Martha (Steven) Preus of Burnsville, Minn.; her stepmother, Ila Mae Olstad of Preston and many other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Neil and Marlice Olstad.

Funeral services for her were held on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Faith Lutheran Church in Wabasha. Memorials can be directed to the American Association of University Women.

Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha.

Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.abbottfh.com.

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