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Jane (Olstad) Johnson

August 5, 1952 ~ December 31, 2018 (age 66)

Jane Olstad Johnson, 66, of Wabasha, Minnesota, passed away the evening of Monday, December 31, 2018.

Born August 5th, 1952, Jane grew up in Lanesboro, Minnesota. She attended Lanesboro High School and Winona State University, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education. On June 26, 1976, she married the love of her life, Randy Johnson, and together they raised three boys: Adam, Timothy, and Michael. She proudly served her community as an educator for 44 years, including as a teacher and principal at Wabasha-Kellogg Public School District and Director of Curriculum at Dover-Eyota Public School District. She also was a talented musician, was active in her church, loved to travel, and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Preceded in death by her parents, Neil and Marlice Olstad. Survived by her husband, Randy, Wabasha; three sons: Adam (Amanda), Plymouth, MN; Timothy (Jennifer Bishop), Minneapolis, MN; and Michael (Kelsey), Madison, WI; grandson Henry; four siblings: Neil (Linda) Olstad, Burnsville, MN; Kristin Dennison, Northfield, MN; Paul (Kim) Olstad, Denver, CO; and Martha (Steven) Preus, Burnsville, MN; her step-mother, Ila Mae Olstad, Preston, MN; and many other relatives.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Faith Lutheran Church in Wabasha. Visitation will be held Friday, January 4, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church (and one hour prior to the service at the church). Memorials can be directed to the American Association of University Women.  

Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha, MN.  Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at

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