Phyllis Johnson, age 91, resident of Browns Valley and formerly of Hastings, MN, died on July 23, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mary Phyllis (Foley) Johnson was born on May 4, 1928, in Morris, MN, to Michael and Ruth (Rasing) Foley. She grew up and attended school in Morris, was Valedictorian of the class of 1946, and graduated from the College of St. Benedict in 1950 with a degree in Music Education. On December 28, 1955, Phyllis was united in marriage to Gay Otto Johnson. Together, they raised five children. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Gay Johnson of Browns Valley, MN; her children: Tom (Cindy) Johnson of Browns Valley, MN; Jan LeClair of Prior Lake, MN; Jill (Bruce) Spindler of Webster, SD/Browns Valley, MN; Todd (Ellen) Johnson of Browns Valley, MN; and Tim (Elizabeth) Johnson of Sioux Falls, SD; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Phyllis taught in Chokio, MN, Kindred, ND, and Browns Valley, MN, and finished her career by teaching over 25 years in Hastings, MN. She loved teaching multiple subjects, featuring music and including English, Social Studies, and ESL. (English as a Second Language) She took great pride in being of service to others in her community and in her church. Services have been held. To send an online condolence, visit www.mundwilerfuneralhome.net.