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Margaret A. Johnson

CANTON, Ohio - Margaret A. Johnson, 85, of Canton, died Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Aultman Compassionate Care Center, following a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Bessemer, Michigan, to the late Reino and Tyyne (Niemi) Salonen. She was a Canton resident for the past six years prior to which she resided in Michigan.

Margaret retired from Blue Cross/Blue Shield with 20 years of service. She was a member of North Industry United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace E. Johnson; two brothers, Richard and John Salonen; a sister, Hazel Rouker; and a daughter-in-law, Bunnie Johnson.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Jeri Johnson, Dale (Laura Gentiles) Johnson, and Bruce and Dianne Johnson; four grandchildren, Kathryn (Ian) Douglas, Kristofer (Kimberly) Johnson, Nickolas (Emily) Johnson and Bryce (Megan Fisher) Johnson; five great-grandchildren, Drew, Owen, Tyler, Riley and Melody; a brother, Arne Salonen; a sister, Dorothy Pakonen; several nieces and nephews; and many close dear friends.

A private graveside service will take place in Greentown Cemetery, Greentown, Ohio. A church memorial will be held at North Industry UMC, 155 Faircrest St. SW in Canton, at a future date. Memorial donations may be made to Aultman Compassionate Care Center and Hospice Program or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home of Canton is assisting the family.

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