Sue Johnson

Sue Johnson, age 55 of Chaska, formerly of Shakopee passed away at her home on August 4, 2017. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 4-7PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, 833 Marschall Road, Shakopee. The funeral service will be on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11AM with a visitation 1-hour prior, all at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 12700 Marystown Road, Shakopee. Sue will be laid to rest at Oak Wood Cemetery in Belle Plaine. Pastor Rod Pudell will preside.
On January 24, 1962 in Le Sueur, Minnesota, parents Allan and Leona (Maltz) Sellnow celebrated the birth of their daughter, Susan LaVerne Sellnow. She was on of four children. Along with her siblings, Sue grew up in Blakeley and attended school in Belle Plaine.
Following her graduation from Belle Plaine High School, Sue attended Brown College and received a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. Striving for more education, Sue also took certification courses in early childhood education. Sue held a variety of jobs over the years as a daycare provider, bank teller, and most recently working in customer service.
Sue’s life was enriched when she was introduced to a young man, Dale Johnson, at her church in Belle Plaine. Dale was visiting his grandfather for the weekend, but made a point to return each following weekend in the hopes of spending some time with Sue. The young couple dated for four years before exchanging wedding vows on November 7, 1981. This union was blessed with a daughter, Nicole.
Wherever Sue’s family was, that’s where Sue could be found! Together, they traveled throughout the United States and enjoyed camping in northern Minnesota. Sue was delighted her family continued to grow with the birth of her grandchildren. She loved hosting the holidays—her extended family was always welcome too.
As a faithful woman, Sue was involved in Mount Olive Lutheran Church. She served as a Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, and sang in the church choir. Sue was giving of her time and talents. When they family moved to Chaska, she volunteered at with the Chaska Community Theater as the costume designer. When her daughter was married, she dedicated two years to sewing the entire wedding party their outfits, as well as her daughter’s wedding dress.
Sue was a caring, talented woman who dedicated herself to her family, friends, and community. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Dale Johnson; daughter, Nicole (Josh) Knable; grandchildren, Willow and Fayth Knable; mother, Leona Sellnow; siblings, Linda (Kenny) Glisczinski, Donna (Steve) Herrmann, Sandy (Brian) Schmitz; many other loving relatives. She will be greeted in Heaven by her father, Al Sellnow.
The Johnson family is proudly cared for by the staff of Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home.

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  1. So sorry for your lose. She was loved by many. You are sll in our prayers

  2. Teresa Wuebker :

    Sorry to hear that you lost someone so special to your large loving family…
    She certainly left the world a better place

  3. So sorry for your loss. Sue was a wonderful women to know. She will be greatly missed.

  4. susan knable :

    So sorry to hear the loss of a dear friend. Sue was a real great lady. Our prayers our with the family.

  5. Deb Tomlinson :

    Very sorry for your loss. Sue is a very caring friend to myself and many others and will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Chaska Home Depot

  6. Vicky Sons-Eiden :

    So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers .

  7. Sberry Friedges :

    Dale and Nicole, this is Sherry. Just got the devastating news. I am so very saddened for you. Sue was a wonderful and blessed woman. She will be missed. My condolences to you, Nicole and your family .
    You will see her again someday my friend . Blessings and Sherry

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