Elinor Marie Johnson, 90, dies

Elinor Marie Johnson, 90, of Grand Rapids, MN, died peacefully on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at Grand Itasca Hospital.
Elinor was born in 1927 in Ely, MN to John “Jack” and Mary Poshak. She grew up in Ely and attended the Ely schools. She met and married Willis A. Johnson in Seattle, Wa on November 21, 1947, moved to Chicago for several years and eventually returned to Ely to settle down with her family.
Elinor was the Office Manager for Dr. Edward Ciriacy’s Clinic and Clinic Manager for the Ely Medical Center. She retired as Clinic Manager for the Duluth Clinic in Ely, Tower, and Babbitt.
She was active in Girl Scouts, First Presbyterian Church of Ely, Job’s Daughters, and was a past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star.
She is survived by two daughters; Cathy Johnson of Maitland, FL and Susan Erzar of Grand Rapids, MN; two grandchildren, Kristen (Nate) Anderson of Bloomington, MN and Matthew (Jill) Erzar of Cottage Grove, MN, and two great-granddaughters, Elise and Audrey Anderson; Poshak cousins, Linda, Jay, and Mark of Ely, MN; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, September 14, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the 11:00 AM Funeral Service at Community Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, MN. Pastor Kimbrel Johnson will officiate. Burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Mn.
Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit www.rowefuneralhomeandcremat