Lynnhurst Congregational Chr
4501 Colfax Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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Age 93, formerly of St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN. Born April 3, 1925; passed away on September 5, 2018. A 1942 graduate of St. Paul Central High School, she attended Carleton College, transferred and graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota College of Education in 1946. She received a Master of Arts in Education from Washington State University where she also served as the Student Government Advisor and counselor. She became Director of Student Activities at the University of Hawaii, where she met her husband, John Cummings. After her marriage in 1954 she centered her life, love, and activities around her husband, sons, grandchildren, and family members. Her involvement in education and community affairs was substantial, running for Minneapolis School Board, serving on the PTA and numerous boards and councils. She used her remarkable gifts for leadership, communication, organization and kindness throughout her life, professionally and in personal relationships; living a life of service, deeply touching those around her, encouraging us all to seek connections to one another, and leaving us all the better for it. Preceded in death by parents, Wilhelmina Pederson Johnson and Wilfred T. Johnson; brothers, Wilfred T. "Bill" Johnson, Charles I. "Chuck" Johnson, sister, Joanne Sebek (Johnson). Survived by husband John Cummings, her four sons: Scott (Lyssa) of Roseville, Will (Margaret) of Seattle, Jay (Cynthia) of Greenbelt, MD, Dan (Judy) of Minneapolis, grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, relatives and good friends. Memorial Service 11am Saturday, Sept 22nd 2018 at Lynnhurst Congregational Church, 4501 Colfax Ave. S., Minneapolis, with 10AM visitation prior to service. Luncheon will follow. Private interment at Acacia Cemetery. cremationsocietyofmn.com Memorials preferred to Lynnhurst Congregational Church or TRUST. Hear the birds Breathe in the fresh rain washed air Speak to the trees... and listen Love with passion Live with empathy and understanding This is what she wished for us To find freedom and light Rest now and live on in the call of the birds rejoicing and in the whispering leaves stirred by the gentle touch of morning's breeze.
Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 16, 2018
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