Obituary courtesy of Pfleger Funeral Home
Lois Mary Bach Johnson, 86, a 51 year resident of Middletown NJ, died peacefully on October 5, 2013.
She was born June 15, 1927 in Chisholm, Minnesota, daughter of Louis and Francis Bach and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota. After graduating from Hibbing High School in 1945, Lois attended the University of Minnesota Duluth where she graduated with a BS in Education in 1953, later completing a Masters degree at Kean College of NJ. She started her teaching career in Washington State and retired from Harmony School in Middletown after 27 years. She was a fifth grade teacher when she retired.
She married Dale Everett Johnson of Grand Marais, MN January 2, 1952 at MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa, FL. They raised four children and travelled extensively for many years. They enjoyed competitive bridge, gourmet dinner parties, hunting, golfing and boating together.
She is preceded in death by her parents Louis and Frances Bach, sister Barbara, husband Dale and daughter Elizabeth. She is survived by her daughters, Dale (Steve Dull) of Calgary AB, Mary Jo (Arthur May) of Bergenfield NJ, son Stephen (Beth Skrukrud) of Colorado Springs CO, and grandchildren Ian and Adriane Dull, and Sara and Alex May. She leaves behind many very close friends.
Lois was a longtime parishioner at St. Mary’s Church. She was an active member of American Association for University Women and Alpha Delta Kappa: International Honorary Organization for Women Educators.
Lois had a passion for gourmet cooking, fashion, and gardening. In her retirement, she was involved in filming and production with SCAN TV. She enjoyed many cultural exploits: theatre and art in New York City and travelling with friends and family.
Lois will be fondly remembered by her friends and family as a spirited woman who built an atmosphere of style and occasion, whipping up late night dinners (a martini in hand) and conversation, always fashionable, organized and independent.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Friday October 11 at St. Mary’s Chapel, 26 Leonardville Road Middletown NJ, with celebration to follow.
For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit www.pflegerfh.com.