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Marvel 'Sis' Johnson

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Marvel "Sis" Johnson, 92, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars.

Marvel Luella Buhman was born July 15, 1916, in rural Plymouth County, near Le Mars, the daughter of Walter and Minnie (Utesch) Buhman. "Sis" as she was known to family and friends, was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Johnson Township. She attended school in Merrill. She was united in marriage to William Muir on Aug. 16, 1933. The couple lived in Merrill. William died in 1959.

Sis worked at the Hollander's Five and Dime Store in Le Mars for several years. She also had worked at Lewis Hardware and Schelin Cleaners in Le Mars. Sis worked for 13 years as a baker and decorator at Vander Meer Bakery until her retirement. She later married Melvin Johnson Nov. 27, 1965 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Melvin died June 11, 2002.

Sis was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars where she enjoyed attending circle and helping with Vacation Bible School.

Survivors include her daughter, JoAnn Janssen of Le Mars; three grandchildren: Barbara Shostak and her husband Bruce of Le Mars, David Janssen of Omaha, Neb., and Paul Janssen and his wife Sheila of Orange City; eight great-grandchildren: Teresa Abram and her husband Alex of Omaha, Neb., Brandon Shostak of Gowrie, and his fiancée Amy Salton of Sioux City, Jean Janssen of Omaha, Neb., Laura Janssen of Omaha, Neb., Austin Janssen and his wife Carissa of Sioux City, Haley Janssen of Orange City, Mitchell Janssen of Orange City, and Madison Janssen of Storm Lake; a great-great-granddaughter: Morgan Abram; and several nephews and nieces.

Sis was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Minnie (Utesch) Buhman; two husbands, William Muir and Melvin Johnson; a son-in-law, Alfred Janssen; and her twin brother, Marvin "Bud" Buhman.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church Friday morning. Arrangements are with Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.

Pallbearers will be David Janssen, Paul Janssen, Mark Buhman, Dennis Coughlin, Allen Coughlin, and Randy Niehus.

Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

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