Leona M. St. JohnLeona M. St. John, 87, of Superior died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011.
Leona M. St. John, 87, of Superior died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Golden Living Center, Superior.
She was born March 27, 1924, in Superior, daughter of Andrew and Merlyn (Monroe) Johnsen.
Following a childhood romance that started as sixth grade neighbors, on Dec. 26, 1942, in Superior, Leona Johnsen and Roy St. John were united in marriage. Leona died on what would have been their 69th wedding anniversary.
In addition to her great love for Roy, she cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. Her grandchildren loved her and it was most evident that she loved them.
One of her favorite pastimes was knitting.
She was preceded in death by husband, Roy in 1997; son, Michael; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter, Sharron (Willy Becker) St. John, Madison, Wis.; sons, Richard St. John, Luck, Wis., Edward (Linda) St. John, Superior, and David (Evelyn) St. John, South Range; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Johnsen; and three nieces.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 at Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th St., Superior. There will be no service.
Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Superior, at a later date.
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