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Jane Johnson -- Wabasha

January 4, 2019

Jane Olstad Johnson, 66, of Wabasha, passed away the evening of Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.

Born Aug. 5, 1952, Jane grew up in Lanesboro. She attended Lanesboro High School and Winona State University, where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education.

On June 26, 1976, she married the love of her life, Randy Johnson, and together they raised three boys: Adam, Timothy and Michael.

She proudly served her community as an educator for 44 years, including as a teacher and principal at Wabasha-Kellogg Public School District and Director of Curriculum at Dover-Eyota Public School District. She also was a talented musician, was active in her church, loved to travel, and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Jane is preceded in death by her parents, Neil and Marlice Olstad. She is survived by her husband, Randy, Wabasha; three sons, Adam (Amanda), Plymouth, Timothy (Jennifer Bishop), Minneapolis, and Michael (Kelsey), Madison, Wis.; grandson, Henry; four siblings, Neil (Linda) Olstad, Burnsville, Kristin Dennison, Northfield, Paul (Kim) Olstad, Denver, Colo., and Martha (Steven) Preus, Burnsville; her stepmother, Ila Mae Olstad, Preston; and many other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Faith Lutheran Church in Wabasha. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Faith Lutheran Church, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Memorials can be directed to the American Association of University Women.

Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.abbottfh.com.

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