Mary Janice Gould Johnson

Date of Death: Dec 22, 2013
Mary Janice Gould Johnson
[highlight_text] (1942-2013) [/highlight_text] Mary Janice Gould Johnson, age 71, died at Clearview Nursing home on December 22, 2013, after a battle with cancer. Mary resided in Beaver Dam at the time of her death.


[leftcolumn] Mary Janice was born on August 31, 1942 to George and Lorraine Gould in Beaver Dam, WI.

Mary Janice graduated from Waupun High School in 1960 before beginning her studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, completing her degree in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis with her internship at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in 1966. She was an active member of the American Dietetic Association and gained specialized credentials in treating diabetes at the Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, MN. Janice utilized her education as a dietitian educator, Clinical Dietitian and Director of Dietary Departments in various locations including Worthington Regional Hospital in Worthington, MN, Methodist Hospital and Wesley Acres Retirement Home in Mitchell, South Dakota and Sierra Medical Center, El Paso, Texas. She also worked at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau as a Clinical Dietitian before she retired from Bethesda Nursing Home in Watertown, WI.
Janice enjoyed reading, cooking, needlepoint, swimming, caring for her cats and traveling in the earlier years to Europe and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was an active member/treasurer of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an open minded person who was kind to everyone.

Janice is preceded in death by her father and nephew David Johnson. She is survived by her mother, of Hillside Nursing Home in Beaver Dam, sisters Barbara (Terry) Johnson of Ocala, FL, Kathryn(Lou) Merenyi of San Antonio, TX, Susan (Jeff) Hovind of Tomahawk, WI; nephews Michael Johnson, Derek Heilmeyer; niece Deana Sweeney.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Special Thanks: [/highlight_text] The family would like to thank Hillside Hospice care and Clearview Nursing home for the compassionate care they provided.



  1. Duane and Peggy Ketter Says: December 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    So sad to read of Janice’s passing. I worked with her in the dietary office at Juneau. I remember her generous heart when she gave us something from her parents home in Waupun that no one needed, when we needed it for our son. We had a great time on a “work” trip to Chicago, a fun weekend eating and laughing. You were so lucky to have her for a family member. You are in our prayers. Peggy and Duane Ketter…Mayville

  2. Sue Peschke Says: December 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    To Janice’s family: I worked at Ripon Medical Center with Janice and I remember her hearty laugh. Later, we attended a book club in Waupun together. She was enjoyable person and so sorry for her family. Sue Peschke

  3. Ute Hauschild Says: December 30, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Our deepest SYMPHATHY to Janices family.

    Ute Hauschild and family.

  4. Gardie Dalton Says: January 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Janice was a lovely human being – interesting, funny and full of
    heart. There was no pretension to her, always herself and genuine. I wish we had stayed more in touch. The last time I saw
    her was in Waupun. She, Gail and I went to the Mill Pond and the End of the Trail Sculpture and took pictures, reminisced and
    had such a nice time. Goodbye dear friend. Gardie Dalton

  5. Cal Dewsnap Says: January 9, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I’m so very sorry to read of Jan’s death. We met at UW in 1960. She was a wonderful person and friend. My deepest symphathy to her family. Cal Dewsnap

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