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Joan Marie Johnston

May 12, 1930 — April 20, 2024

Brooklyn Park

Joan Marie Johnston

Joan Marie Johnston (nee Borer), age 93, of Brooklyn Park, MN, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2024, surrounded by family. A graduate of the College of St. Catherine, she was proud of her 48-year nursing career. She was very involved in the the parish community of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Her involvement included the Council of Catholic Women and she was a founding member of the St. Alphonsus Health Ministry. She also wrote the nursing ministry columns for the church bulletin, served on the church cleaning group, volunteered on the funeral committee, helped with church flower gardens, and volunteered in the school library. She loved quilting and belonged to two different quilting groups. She loved to travel with her husband, Wence, and traveled all over the United States and the world.  Her greatest accomplishment was her large and loving family, a legacy that will endure forever. Preceded in death by loving husband of 53 years, Wencel; sons, Doug and baby Jonathon; daughter, Mary Frances; parents, Tony and Mary Borer; brothers, Art, Earl, Robert, Kenneth and Francis; and sister, Patricia. Survived by her five sisters and brother-in-law; children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 27, at 2 PM with visitation starting at 1 PM at the Church of St. Alphonsus, 7025 Halifax Ave N, Brooklyn Center.  Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, North Memorial Hospice or to the family.



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