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July 26, 1948 – Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Service Information
St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church – Buffalo, MN
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
1:00 p.m.

Visitation Information
St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church – Buffalo, MN
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
1 hour prior to the service

Nancy “Jacqie” Johnson, age 66 of Buffalo, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. She was loved and will be dearly missed by her son Slade Johnson (Kerri Johnson); grandsons Daymin and Riley Johnson, Sam Beach, Vance Martin, Brittnee (Trevor) Jares; great grandchildren Isaiah, Matthew and Tempi Jares; siblings Doris (Allen) Karie, Joyce (Ronald) Uecker, Jane Ziedler and Arthur Todd (Monica Miller) Goerke; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Alice (Marohn) Goerke and brother-in-law Ronald Ziedler
Jacqie was born July 24, 1948 in St. Cloud, MN the daughter of Arthur and Alice (nee Marohn) Goerke. She was baptized on August 15, 1948 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church – Middleville Township by Pastor Herman Bentrup. Her baptismal sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kanning and Mrs. Hubert Mistelske. Jacqie was also confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran on May 7, 1961 by Pastor W. Barlaw. She attended the one room school house at Middleville, school in Howard Lake and graduated from Brooklyn Center High School.

Jacqie worked at Lutheran Brotherhood in Minneapolis for 19 years before moving to Mora. After Slade graduated from high school in 1994 she moved back to Buffalo. Jacqie was very happy to come home again 31 years after she and her family has moved away from the area.

Jacqie was diagnosed as having MS in 1983. Every year she looked forward to attending the MS camp at Camp Courage near Maple Lake (until she was banned from coming back).

Jacqie loved to spend time crocheting, reading and collecting silk flowers. She also spent many years volunteering as a clown at the hospital. Her greatest love though was found in the time she could spend with her grandsons Daymin and Riley and her son Slade. Even in death she was protecting them all and looking out for them.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Camp Courage in Maple Lake.

Memorial service for Jacqie will be held Tuesday, May, 26 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service all at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN. Officiating was Pastor Norm Hanan. Reception to follow at church.
Online condolences for the family can be directed to . Serving the family was The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Don and Ruth Woolhouse

    Our sincere sympathy to Jacquie’s son, grandchildren, sisters,and brother. Jacquie was my cousin and good friend and I will cherish the times we had together and will miss her dearly. May she rest in peace.

  2. Kerri Johnson

    Love and miss you Ma.

  3. Oluf and Celeste Omlid

    Our love and prayers be with you all. We are there in spirit. May God grant each of you peace and love. RIP Jacquie..

  4. Nancy Henson Schroeder

    Slade, Kerri and family, we are so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. It is so ironic that our paths have now crossed but never did while in Buffalo. We hold you all in our hearts and prayers.
    Roger, Nancy and David Schroeder

  5. Barb Nichols

    My sympathy to the family. I worked at Cottagewood/Sunrise Assisted Living while Jacquie lived here, and loved having her around. She always had a story to share and I loved her smile. She sure could come up with some crazy craft ideas, but we would do our best to help her figure them out. She will be missed.
    Barb Nichols


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