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Debra Johnson

In Loving Memory

Johnson, Debra (Gosik)

August 12, 1953 - January 2, 2024

Debra (Gosik) Johnson of Affton, passed away unexpectedly from a broken heart on January 2nd, 2024.  She was 70 years young

Deb was born August 12th, 1953 to Geraldine (Dallas) and Raymond Gosik of Soulard.  She loved to tell stories about her childhood, growing up with Rich Diederich, who was more like a brother than cousin.  She was a talented organist, and played regularly for St. Joseph Croatian Catholic Church.  She dedicated her organizational talents as an executive assistant for Brown Shoe company and May Company for most of her career.

She met her husband (Terry Johnson) when her dad sent her to Johnsons service for an oil change- to hear the story she was smitten right away.  They were married in 1985 and they built an amazing life together.  They loved to go to the Lake of the Ozarks, and were always surrounded by friends and family that loved them dearly.  They dreamed of retiring on the lake, but health concerns kept them from realizing that dream.  Deb’s health started to rapidly decline after she lost the love of her life in July of 2023.  He was “home” and she didn’t know how to move on without him.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband, and her niece Connie Collett.  She is survived by her loving nephews Pat (Geae) Dutson, Chris (Melissa) Nichols, her niece Dianna (Larry) Payne, Her God Children Quin Bonner and Meghan Elliot, 11 great nieces and nephews and 7 (soon to be 8) great great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 12 4-8pm at Kutis Funeral Home 10151 Gravois Rd St. Louis MO 63123

Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Paul II (formerly St. George) at 10am Saturday January 13th 4980 Heege Rd. St Louis MO 63123


3 thoughts on “Johnson, Debra (Gosik)”

  1. Sorry for Deb’s family.
    Deb & I hung out in high school, at St. Anthony’s, in south STL city.

    May she rest in peace.


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