Virginia “Ginny” Johnson-Krupa

Virginia Emilie Johnson-Krupa (Ginny), was called home by her Lord on March 29, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born on February 10, 1955 to Robert and Barbara (Hafner) Johnson in Davenport, Iowa.  Her father was an Army Chaplain and she talked about being an Army Brat and the many places that they lived, Moline and Rock Island, Illinois, Jamestown, New York, Everett, Maine, East Hampton, Connecticut, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Tacoma, Washington and Nurnberg, Germany where she graduated high school from the Nurnberg American School in 1973.  After high school, she returned to Washington to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Pacific Lutheran University in 1977.  She continued her education at Lutheran Bible Institute from 1978 to 1980 earning a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies while working at Augsburg Publishing House.  She began her seminary studies in 1990 at the Vancouver School of Theology in Vancouver, British Columbia.  She did her internship at Cambridge Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Minnesota and received her Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1995.  She was ordained in 1995. She served several churches in Washington as Pastor, the first as Assistant Pastor at St. Marks in Tacoma,.  Called to St. Paul Lutheran in Quincy from 1997 to 2009. Called to Pilgrim Lutheran in Othello from 2009 – 2015. As a pastor, she continued her interest in travel with a youth group trip to the Holy Land and trips to Africa, Mexico and Alaska as well as numerous road camping trips with family.  She adopted Rosalina Emilie on July 31, 2009. On July 15, 2018 she married Paul Michael (Mike) Krupa.  Ginny was always willing to help where help was needed.  She served as a Foster Parent and a Foster Parent Licenser.  When ill health forced her retirement, she was a Parent Counselor at Service Alternatives as well as serving a part time Call at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Lind.  Ginny was preceded in death by her Father, Robert Johnson and Grandmother Emilie Hafner. Ginny is survived by her mother Barbara Johnson (Hafner) of Bellevue, Husband Paul Michael Krupa of Moses Lake, brothers Tim Johnson (wife Linda) of Edmonds and Mike Johnson of Long Beach, CA.  Sister Chris Jackson (husband Rick) of Edmonds, Daughters Rosalina Emilie Johnson (husband Izak Negrete) and Jennifer Krupa of Moses Lake. Son Paul Krupa (wife Kristen) of Moses Lake. Grandchildren Izak, Marcelo, Marcus and Madilynn.  Her warm smile and kind heart will be missed by all.  Services are set for 1PM on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, with Walter Klockers officiating at Emmanuel Lutheran Church 1020 S A Street, Moses Lake.

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