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Teresa Lynn Johnson

September 25, 1973 — September 1, 2023


Teresa Lynn Johnson, affectionately known as Teres to her friends, and The Quaaz to her family, was born on September 25, 1973, in Minneapolis, MN. She was the beloved daughter to her mother Susan (Richard), twin sister Jennifer, older brother Chad, nephews Justin and Jackson, and brother-in-law Derek. Teresa was a beacon of strength, grace, and independence, who left a profound impact on everyone she met. She peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by her family and beloved dogs, on September 1, 2023.


Teresa arrived in Wausau, WI from California in the late 90s to be near her maternal grandfather, Sheldon Schoenfeld. She lived with him in his home for several years providing him companionship and love. This was one of the most important and meaningful times in Teresa’s life and showcased the type of dedication and compassion she had for her family.


Teresa was a woman of many talents and passions. She found a permanent position at Wausau Financial Systems, Inc./Deluxe through a temporary employment agency. This position spanned over twenty years and saw her rise from customer care/service to various business analyst positions. Teresa was a dedicated professional, always striving to be the best resource for her clients. She found immense satisfaction in helping her customers. Teresa found the most rewarding part of her career when traveling offsite and collaborating with her colleague, Gail, to solve complex business concerns. In Teresa’s own words “everyone wanted to work with us, we were a great team”.


Outside of her professional life, Teresa loved spending time with family and friends, sharing her home with her two golden doodles, Tulah and Nigel, and two cats, Jade and Nala. Teresa loved sewing, quilting, restoring furniture with chalk paint, gardening, watching favored television shows, movies and listening to music. Her home was a testament to her creativity and love for beauty, invoking a sense of warmth and love to all she welcomed in.


Teresa was known for her wit, humor, and intuitive nature. She was protective of her family and friends, always making them her first priority. Teresa was blunt yet loving and a confidante to many, offering her wisdom and support when they needed it most. Drawing on the events throughout her life, Teresa taught others the value of self-reliance, strength, and grace during times of adversity and life’s challenges. She believed in accepting, forgiving, and loving others for who they are and cherishing the present moment.


Teresa's life was a celebration of strength, resilience, and love. Her legacy will continue to inspire and guide those who were fortunate enough to know her.


Funeral and memorial services will be held on September 16, 22023, in the chapel at the Restlawn Memorial Park in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin at 9:00 A.M. followed by a private family graveside committal. As we gather to celebrate Teresa’s life, the family requests guests wear a shade of green or purple in honor of her favorite colors. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made in Teresa's name to the Susan G. Komen organization to help find a cure for breast cancer at Kindly dedicate this donation on behalf of Teresa L. Johnson.


Teresa Lynn Johnson, a woman of strength, grace, and unwavering love, will be deeply missed. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of her family along with those she touched.


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Saturday, September 16, 2023

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