Maddie Johnson Death, Obituary – Maddie Johnson, who was two and a half years old, died unexpectedly on December 12 at the Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. On December 17, at 10:30 a.m., Granite Falls Lutheran Church will host a funeral ceremony. Visitation hours at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 1 p.m. until the commencement of services on Saturday. Madeline Johnson was born on July 27, 2020, in Granite Falls, Minnesota, to her devoted parents Kenton and Jessica (MacLeod) Johnson.

She was baptized at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church on August 16, 2020. More lives were touched and improved by Madeline during her 2.5 years on Earth than most people do in their lifetime. She had a huge, beautiful, contagious smile, and it made her seem like a little lighthouse in a tiny container. Even as a toddler, Maddie was a great little lady who was always very sweet, compassionate, and knowledgeable. She was the happiest child you had ever seen, and you could always see her dancing to her favorite tunes and marching to the beat.

Madeline loved both the teachers at the Puddle Jumpers Learning Center and her classmates. She will forever be remembered as the most devoted and sympathetic friend. With her delightful personality, humorous remarks, pats on the back, and “big tight squeeze” embraces, she made the classroom and life much more enjoyable. Madeline has always loved being active! She had the wonderful chance to visit family and friends in Florida, South Dakota, and on the East Coast.

She was referred to as the Pontoon Princess and loved taking “Maddie’s Camper” to the lake during the summer. She waved and greeted every boat that passed in classic Maddie style. She was adored by everyone who knew our adorable youngster. Thanks to her parents Kenton and Jessica, brother Carter, grandparents Charles & Cynthia MacLeod of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, and Dean & Jennifer Johnson of Watertown, South Dakota, Maddie is still with us today.

She also has cousins Kaiden Tjosaas and Mason Tjosaas, aunts and uncles Cameron MacLeod, Matthew MacLeod, Melissa MacLeod, and Kirsten Tjosaas, and great grandparents Willis and Arlyss. She was predeceased by her great-grandparents Eleanor Johnson, Jennings & Florence Anderson, and Austin Wagstaff. Memorials are preferred over flowers. All remembrances will be given to various organizations that assist children.