Ruth Marilyn Evenson Brictson Johnson
Ruth Marilyn Evenson Brictson Johnson, 88, Postville, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Postville. A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 13, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, with Rev. Erika Lenth as the officiant. Interment will be held at a later date. Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation service of Monona, assisted the family with arrangements.
Marilyn was born to Henry and Beulah (Tweed) Evenson, Oct. 23, 1931, at home on a farm near Joice. She was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church, rural Joice, and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church, Lake Mills. She attended grade school in Joice, Keister Minn., and graduated from Lake Mills high school in 1949.
On Nov. 23, 1950, she married Richard Lincoln Brictson at Salem Lutheran, Lake Mills. Richard and Marilyn were married for 40 years before he passed away, and they had three children: Lynn, James, and Cynthia.
Marilyn was a dedicated mother, first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Namie to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was kindhearted, compassionate, and loving to everyone who surrounded her. The church was a significant thread woven throughout her life, and she loved singing and interior decorating.
On Jan. 1, 2005, she married Milton Johnson in their new home in Clear Lake. Then moved to Monona, in the fall of 2017.
She is survived by her husband, Milton, Monona; her daughter, Cynthia Brictson, Los Altos, Calif.; grandchildren: Allison Brictson, Jonesboro, Ga.; and Chad (Chrissy) Gilman, Maple Grove, Minn.; great-grandchildren: Keira and Sairsha Gilman, Maple Grove, Minn.; sister-in-law, Beverly Evenson Lake Mills; stepdaughters: Marlys (Garland) Seibert, Clive; Emily Batista, Philadelphia, Penn.; and Diane (Tim) Fisk, Monona; stepson, Steven Johnson, Monona; and many nieces and nephews. All of whom she loved and touched deeply.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Richard; daughter, Lynn (Steve) Wood; son, James; siblings: Viola (Raymond) Brubak, Elaine (Clifford) Sime, LaVonne Evenson, Harlan (Beverly) Evenson; stepson, Darrell Johnson; and step-son-in-law, David Batista.