Mary Theresa Johnson
(nee Balik) will forever be remembered as a caring and fun-loving matriarch after
her passing on Feb. 15, 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 four 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 three 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) and Randall (Barb); grandchildren, Melanie (Rob), Andy, Michael (Amanda), Jennifer (Jacob), Jamie (Corissa), Corey (Breanna), Chad (Kathryn) and Marissa (Aaron); and great-grandchildren, Olivia, Julia, Robert, Theodore, Avery, Emmett, Dalton, Jamison and Canaan.
The family will be holding a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. (CST) Thursday, Feb. 18, at Cedar Memorial. 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 face masks or shields is required. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.