Free article

The Graphic has made this article available to everyone. To read everything we publish, subscribe today for as little as $40 per year.

Mary Kay Johnson obituary

Mary Kay (Katherine) Johnson, 63, of Lake City, Minn., passed away peacefully on March 18, 2021, after a difficult battle with cancer. She was born on July 23, 1957 to parents Leo (Barney) and Sarah Freese in St. Paul, Minn. She graduated in 1975 from Lincoln High School in Lake City, and attended the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Minn.  Mary Kay married Dennis Boege, together they had two children, Ben and Colleen; they were later divorced. She then married and divorced Tom Johnson.  
    Mary Kay was a co-owner of the Lake City Travel Connection for many years. She then managed several apartment and townhome complexes in Lake City. Most recently she worked as a librarian at the Lake City Public Library where her passion for reading and love of people of all ages merged. She brought many smiles and laughs to all who knew her. Mary Kay could be found on the golf course, traveling, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, participating in politics, shopping, entertaining and cooking, reading, snuggling her cat Olive, and spending time with family and friends.
    She is survived by children, Ben (Monica) Boege of Lake City, Colleen (Jeff and grandson Kroy) Blunk of Seattle, Wash., and siblings Pat (Katie) Freese of Coon Rapids, Minn., Bill Freese (Sue Mansur) of Apple Valley, Minn., Sally (Denny) Mueller of Winona, Minn., and six nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 26, with visitation one hour prior at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake City with Father Matt Fasnacht officiating. There will be a live stream of the service on the Mahn Family Funeral Home Facebook page. Visitation will be held at Mahn Family Funeral Home in Lake City on Thursday, March 25, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Online condolences may be placed at  

User login

Subscribe to the Lake City Graphic

Please select your subscription option below. The Lake City Graphic offers subscriptions using the form below. For all subscriptions, once payment is received, you will receive an email with a username and password to login to the site and access the e-edition. If you purchased a print subscription to the weekly newspaper, your first issue should arrive within a week.

Already a Graphic print subscriber? Click here to sign up for online access at no additional charge.

We use PayPal to process online subscription orders. To subscribe or renew by phone, call us at 651-345-3316 Monday-Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Thursday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. To subscribe or renew by mail, complete this form and mail it with payment to Lake City Graphic, P.O. Box 469, Lake City, MN 55041.

The Lake City Graphic
Ph: 651-345-3316 (M-W 8am-4pm, Th-F 8am-3pm)
Fax: 651-345-4200
P.O. Box 469
111 South 8th Street
Lake City, MN 55041