MONIQUE “Monica” JOHNSON
Age 84 of Medford, MN passed away at home on February 16, 2019 after a long struggle with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Monique was born on April 16, 1934 in Lewiston Maine to Euclide and Delia Michaud Beaulieu. She was the 2nd youngest of 6 siblings. Monica went into the Air Force at age 18 and married Emil “Chuck” Johnson at Travis Air Force Base, Davis, CA on 8/9/1958. The couple moved to Waterville, MN where Chuck grew up after being honorably discharged. They built a house in Medford where she was a homemaker and they raised their 3 children.
Monica worked for many years at the Medford Bank as a teller and later worked at Owatonna Manufacturing Company with Chuck. She also worked PT for Nagel Brothers, Rite-Way in Northfield and Bushel Boy in Owatonna.
She is survived by her daughter Sandy (Johnson) Kimlinger of Maplewood, MN and two sons, Doug Johnson of Medford and Jay Johnson of Owatonna, 4 grandchildren (Evan, Matthew, Brett and Jocelyn) and a great grandchild (Liam).
Monica enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was known for her wonderful sense of humor. A private memorial and celebration of life will be held with family and friends. Military rites and burial will follow at Fort Snelling Cemetery at a later date.