Karlynn was so special! She was a joy and blessing to have as a daughter and was a special sister to her two brothers. She was full of life, energy and fun, had a captivating personality, and had so many great ideas.
Karlynn loved the Lord her God and was always looking for the good in people. She was her Mother's best friend.
While attending Northwestern College in Roseville, MN, Karlynn met the love of her life, Derek, and he was also a Johnson! They graduated from college in May of 1999 and were married in June. Karlynn enjoyed working with students at school and was a youth leader at church for six years. On May 16, 2005, they were blessed with a baby boy, Grant Russell Johnson, our first grandchild! Karlynn was thrilled to be a mommy and loved her baby boy so much.
On October 29, 2005, Karlynn died due to complications during brain surgery to remove a benign mass. Grant was just 5 ½ months old at that time. We are amazed and blessed that during her short 28 years on earth, Karlynn’s life and her love of God had an impact on so many; those lives are now impacting others. Her legacy lives on through her son, Grant, and those who knew and loved her.
We are so grateful that Karlynn made the decision to be an organ donor. Because of her decision, five individuals received the Gift of Life.