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Mary Lou Johnson

  • | 9:21 a.m. March 3, 2023
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Mary Lou Johnson

Mary Lou Johnson of Minneapolis, MN, and Longboat Key, FL, passed away on August 27, 2022, in her home surrounded by her three children. Mary Lou, affectionately called “Lou Lou” by her late husband Gordy, grew up in Southwest Minneapolis before attending the University of Colorado, Boulder. While at college, she met the love of her life Gordy. They had a long-lasting marriage of 56 years and enjoyed traveling, tennis, golf, boating, and more. Soon after college, they started a family and enjoyed raising three children (Jacque, Debra, and Jeff). Gordy and Mary Lou were proud to see their children grow and flourish. They loved to spend time with their children at their lake home on Half Moon Lake near Milltown, Wisconsin, and in later years on Gull Lake in Lake Shore, Minnesota. Mary Lou loved to play tennis and golf, but her favorite pastime, the last few years, was Mahjong, especially with her group of friends in Longboat Key, Florida. She loved to be with family and friends and was often the life of the party. Her time was shared between Longboat Key and Gull Lake, eventually settling in Longboat Key. Her infectious laugh will always be remembered. Mary Lou is survived by three children, Jacque Fryklund (Paul), Debra Booden, and Jeffrey Johnson; grandchildren, Justin Fryklund (Jinelle); Kali Anderson (Dustin), Erik Fryklund (Caitlin), and Ben Johnson; great-grandchildren Ella, Wyatt and Vivian Anderson, Emma, Quinnley and Gavin Fryklund; Mary Lou’s sister Janet and many nieces and nephews. Mary Lou’s life will be celebrated with family and friends in Minneapolis this summer.


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