Mary Theresa Johnson (née Balik) will forever be remembered as a caring and fun-loving matriarch after her passing on February 15th, 2021 at home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Born to Anton J. Balik and Regina F. Lynch at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, she was the youngest of 4 daughters (Genevieve, Rita, and Kathleen). Mary graduated from St. Pat’s High School in 1951 and married Virgil C. “Bud” Johnson, of Atkins, Iowa in 1953. Mary and Bud lived in Cedar Rapids where they raised 3 remarkable children, Yvonne, Susan, and Randall. Mary enjoyed an over 40-year career at iconic local businesses like Collin’s Radio, The Iowa Theater, and Osco Drug.
Mary is survived by her children: Yvonne (Martin), Susan (Joseph), Randall (Barb), grandchildren: Melanie (Rob), Andy, Michael (Amanda), Jennifer (Jacob), Jamie (Corissa), Corey (Breanna), Chad (Kathryn), Marissa (Aaron), and great grandchildren: Olivia, Julia, Robert, Theodore, Avery, Emmett, Dalton, Jamison, Canaan.
The family will be holding a visitation at Cedar Memorial from 5-7pm CT on February 18th. Following the continued guidance from health officials, physical distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of facemasks or shields is required.