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“Hi Monique, I'm Jim and LaVerne Petersen's daughter (brothers Mark and John). I never could quite figure out how we were related through my Aunt...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Patti Petersen Linman - Orlando, FL

“Mo, if there was laughter coming from somewhere in the MHS library, we knew who was to blame:o) Who was more fun than Miriam! The stories my mom...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Sybil Fisher Kizer - Moline, IL

“Miriam and Harry were a couple at the heart of my parents' social network. Jane and Bob Hibbert belonged to the Supper Club and the Poker Club, each...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Holly Hallmark - Bastrop, TX

“Hey Kid, that's what your Mom always said to us when she'd see us. Since your family lived on 15th Ave., Mickey and I used to play together. Mickey...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Sommers - Moline, IL

“Hi Monie, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was such a sweet person who everybody loved. She was lucky to have you to look after...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Marcia Dohrn - Lynn Center, IL

“Monique, don't know if you remember me or not. You may remember my brothers Dan and Jerry. Our moms Vivian Danielson and Miriam were the best of...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Vicki Collin Fisher - Eldridge, IA

“Dear Monique, I was very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Miriam was always one of my favorite people at MHS. She was an absolute delight to...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Dyer - Moline/Burr Ridge, IL

“Monique, I am Marion Crane's daughter just in case you did not recognize the name. Our mothers knew each other their whole lives and spoke to each...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Anne Crane Morgan

“Our deepest sympathy. Remember we are thinking of you at this difficult time. Lyn and Rita ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Lyn Andracke and Rita Reed - IL

“I am so sorry for the loss of Miriam. She came to my exercise class for many years and not ever did she come without a smile. Her positive attitude...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Rebbie Carlson - Hampton, IL

“We loved your Mom. She was such a sweet, loving person. All our years growing up we heard the story of her parents who lived across the street from...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Krista Johnson - East Moline, IL

“Monique: I was so sorry to hear about your mom's death. I have such wonderful memories of her energy and laughter in your home. As a friend of...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy Rohkohl Sims - Evanston, IL

“We were neighbors on 15st. Moline back in the 1950's. Miriam & Harry were always involved with us kids. They were a lot of fun, always kidding around...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Keith & Helga Fisher - NC

“Monique, remembering your mother fondly and holding you in our hearts as you handle these days there in Moline. Sending our love, Dottie &...Read More »
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Miriam Anna Louise Johnson, 94, formerly of Moline, died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Portland, OR.

Services will be held at the First Covenant Church in Moline, at 10:30AM, on August 1, 2012. Burial will take place on the Rock Island Arsenal with beloved husband Harry. A luncheon at the church will then follow. Memorials may be given to the church or any Christian organization. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Miriam was born in Moline, Illinois, on September 2, 1917. Her parents were Ivar and Agnes Gunt. She married Harry Johnson on October 4th, 1941, in Moline, at the First Evangelical Free Church. Miriam graduated from Moline High School and attended Augustana College. She worked at Royal Neighbors, the Statistical Department of the Rock Island Arsenal (during WWII), and the Moline High School Library.

Miriam was a member of the First Covenant Church in Moline. She was a pianist, sang in the choir, and was a member of the Library Committee, music committee, the Diaconate, and was a former program chair of Adult Fellowship. She was a charter member of the Triple "C" Circle of King's Daughters organized in 1934, a lifetime member of King's Daughters, and also a lifetime member of PT. She was also an auxiliary member of the Trinity Hospital for over forty years, a former Girl Scout leader, a former Board member of the Moline YWCA and member of the SKM club. Miriam taught knitting at the YWCA. She loved to play the piano and did so for many occasions.

In 2006, Miriam moved to Oregon to be close to her daughter, Monique, and was active in the retirement community in which she lived. She attended the West Hills Covenant Church in Portland.

She is survived by her daughter, Monique, sister-in-law, Violet (Gordan), and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends whom she loved. A daughter, Michele, and her husband, Harry, preceded her in death. Miriam was beloved and will remain forever in our hearts.

Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting www.esterdahl.com.