Marie (North) Johnson 1911 – 1952

Marie (North) Johnson
1911 – 1952

The daughter of Emil and Mary North, Marie was born in October of 1911. She was a pianist and played the piano in several orchestras.

Marie was joined in marriage to Pat Johnson. Pat was a cook on the Wabash Railroad. During World War II, they were stationed in Maryland where he served as cook on a submarine. After the war they came back to La Crosse for a short while before following a dream to move to California.

The Johnson’s had two girls. When they left La Crosse, Patty was age six and Jean was two. While the children were still young, Marie died of cancer at age 41. Patty and Jean came back to La Crosse to live with their aunt Gladys for a while before rejoining their father in California.

  1. Pat Johnson in married to Rick Webster who is a silk screen supervisor for a name plate co.. They are the parents of two children:
    1. Kelly Webster born in 1974.
    2. Ryan Webster born in 1977.
  2. Jean Johnson was married to Robert Neary and they had four children. She is now married to Duane Quall.
    1. Amanda Neary born in 1961.
    2. Michael Neary born in 1966.
    3. Steven Neary born in 1967.
    4. Eric Neary born in 1969.