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Teresa Johnson

May 20, 1960 — June 28, 2012

Teresa Ann Johnson, 52, of Hermantown, passed away peacefully at Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by her family after a long battle with pulmonary veno-occlusive disease on June 28, 2012. Teresa was born in Eveleth, MN on May 20, 1960 to Louis and Sally Muhich. She graduated from Eveleth High School in 1978 and went on to earn her bachelor degree in Botany from North Dakota University, and later earned her doctorate in pharmacy at the age of 50 from the University of Minnesota. Teresa married her high school sweetheart, Kurt Johnson, on August 29, 1981. After finishing their college degrees, Kurt and Teresa moved to the Duluth area, raising identical twin girls; Heather and Michelle. In Duluth, Teresa worked as a pharmacy technician for many years at St. Mary's Hospital prior to returning to school to earn her doctorate in pharmacy in 2010. Teresa enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, making maple syrup, harvesting wild rice and all activities outdoors. To all who knew her, Teresa was a caring, loving, compassionate individual who always put others before herself. She remained positive no matter what obstacle she faced. She was an inspiration. Teresa is survived by her husband, Kurt Johnson; two daughters, Heather (Kyle) Heffner and Michelle (Andrew) Hadrich; parents, Louis and Sally Muhich; brothers and sisters, Fr. Peter Muhich, John (Jean) Muhich, Paul (Shari) Muhich, Tom (Brandy) Muhich, Mary (Dave) Kujala, Jim (Sarah) Muhich, as well as numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. Many Thanks to Mayo Clinic in Rochester and St. Mary's Hospice Team for their wonderful care of Teresa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012 in Salem Lutheran Church, 4715 Hermantown Road and will continue at church on Tuesday from 10 until the 11 a.m. Celebration of Life service. Rev Rollie Bockbrader officiating. To sign the guest book on-line, visit Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.

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