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Marian Jane Hellwig, 86, of Grand Island, died Monday, January 9,
2012 at Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church
in Grand Island. Reverend Caroline Price-Gibson will officiate. There
will be a private family inurnment at the Grand Island City Cemetery.
To honor the family’s wishes, cremation was chosen.
All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Marian was born October 22, 1925 at Valley, NE the daughter of Frank
and Genevieve (Sullivan) Johnson.
She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Jane and Michael
Fauquier, of Mandeville, LA, Barbara and Roger Ludemann of Lincoln and
Lisa and Steve Toner of Grand Island; and six grandchildren, William
Fauquier and Katharine Fauquier of Mandeville, LA, Robert Ludemann and
fiancé Corey Walker of Chicago, IL, Kathryn Ludemann Lenz and
husband Nathan of Irvine, CA, Anna Toner and Maria Toner of Grand Island.
Those also left to cherish her memory are a sister, Mary Healy of Kent,
WA; brothers and their wives, Frank and Pat Johnson of Valley, NE and
Jim and Pauline Johnson of San Antonio, TX.
She is preceded in death by her husband Robert; her parents; brothers,
Donald, William, and an infant brother Bobby; and a sister, Jean.
Marian graduated from Valley High School. She worked for Fairbanks-Morse
in Omaha where she met Robert Hellwig. She married Robert on March 19,
1949 at Valley, NE. They later moved to Grand Island for Roberts’s
work, where they made their home.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island,
where she was an elder, a Sunday school teacher, a pre-school volunteer
and lead many bible studies. Marian was also a member of the Christian
Women’s Club. She enjoyed music and loved spending time with her
family especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling with
her husband and spending time at their cabin on Johnson Lake.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian