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Lucille J. Johnson

Lucille J. Johnson

Lucille J. Johnson, age 92 of Plum City, formerly of Maiden Rock, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

Lucy was born on August 14, 1924 at home in rural Osseo during a tornado. She was the daughter of Fred and Julia (Johnson) Sielaff. Lucy grew up in the Osseo area. During WWII Lucy moved to Seattle and worked for the Boeing Aircraft until the war was over. After the war was over, Lucy and her friend worked for an affluent family in Seattle. Lucy met the love of her life Dean C. Johnson on the train going west to Seattle. They wrote each other letters while Dean was overseas serving in the Army. On December 27, 1947, they were married in Osseo. After marriage, they moved to Wolf Point, MT. They then moved to Wisconsin where they started their family. Together, Lucy and Dean bought a bar in Maiden Rock and called it Dean & Lucy’s Place. They owned and operated the bar for 35 years before retiring, over the years, they made many wonderful friends. In 2000, Lucy and Dean moved to Plum City. Dean passed away in 2006. Since April, Lucy was a resident of the Plum City Care Center.

Lucy enjoyed baking, she was well known to her family for her cookies and playing cards. She liked traveling to see her family, spending a part of her winters in Florida with her sisters, and taking a special trip to Hawaii to see her grandson in the Army and his family.

Lucy is survived by her two daughters; Barbara Ann Chandler of Eau Claire and Deanna Lynne “Dede” Johnson of Plum City, five grandchildren; William “Billy” and Sara Klopf, Michael and Jody (Sara) Chandler and Andrew Lemmer, four great grandchildren; Haley Ann, Jackson Dean, James and Veronica, three sisters; Ione Magadanz of Lindstrom, MN, Audrey Brunzlick of Eau Claire and Sonja Wright of New Auburn, special friend; Myrtle Dodge of Eau Claire, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Dean C. Johnson, two brothers; Roderick and Willis Sielaff and one sister; Elaine Dodge.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 AM Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Maiden Rock United Methodist Church in Maiden Rock. Rev. Shannon Mattison and Rev. Terry Hettenbach will officiate. Burial will be in the Maiden Rock Cemetery in Maiden Rock. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Patty Wayne

    Our Deepest Sympathy for the loss of your mother. (Jessie Mae daughter)

  2. Lisa Beck

    So sorry I missed Lucy's funeral. Was working a double. Love and hugs to all.

  3. David Sondrol

    I'm the nephew of Myrtle Dodge. She has told me about her and Lucy's adventures in Seattle with Boeing and the Stewart's. Myrtle and Lucy were the very best of friends for many many years. Sorry to hear of her passing.

  4. Tom, Carol and Mark Geske

    So sorry to hear of Lucy's passing. May God provide comfort through this difficult time. We always enjoy the photos you posted. May those memories provide comfort too. Our condolences to you and your family.

  5. karla klopp

    I wish I could be there to say my good bye but have do this way. she was wonderful person and I so enjoy coming seeing her and the family and sharing our stories. I miss that so much. I well greatly miss her and the family you all will be in my prayers and in my heart. karla klopp

  6. Plum City Care Center

    Lucy will be greatly missed by all at Plum City Care Center

  7. Nancy Blachowski

    Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Alan & Merle Y. Bushman

    DeeDee And family, We were sure sorry to hear of Aunt Lous' passing. She was a wonderful Lady. She now lays in the arms of our dear savior, our Lord Jesus. May God grant you and your families Peace during this trying times. God Bless. You loving cousins, Alan & Merle

  9. Kelly Filtz (Sundberg)

    So very sorry for the loss of Ms Lucy! I have fond memories of a kid of my siblings and I riding bicycles to see Dean and Lucy and getting cookies! She was a sweet lady!

  10. Penny Sundberg Myers

    So sorry for your loss. Lucy was one of a kind and loved by all. So glad I was able to know and love her, play cards with her and serve her a few now and then. RIP sweet Lucy!

  11. Sharon Johnson Lawless

    Every time we play cards now, there will be a seat saved for you. Your ever present smile, laughter and sweet personality will be forever missed.

  12. Joe and Wanda Traynor

    Dede. So sorry to hear of your mothers death. She was a sweet lady and could tell you were very close. You will miss her so muchjopo

  13. Wayne and Rita Klopf

    Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wayne &Rita

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