MARQUETTE - Shelly Marie Johnson, 51, of Marquette, passed away on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis.
Shelly was born on March 8, 1961, in Crystal Falls, the daughter of Melvin and Elaine Johnson, who reside in Mansfield.
She graduated from Forest Park High School in 1979, where she was in band and marched with the flag corp. She was a member and Past Honored Queen of Bethel 39 of Crystal Falls. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1984, with a degree in office administration.
Shelly worked as the bailiff and court scheduler for the Marquette County District Court, starting within the court system in 1984.
She served on the board of directors for the Marquette County Humane Society, now UPAWS, serving as secretary and treasurer, as well as helping to coordinate the annual auction/fund-raiser. Through the Wright-Filippis Foundation, she provided an annual scholarship for a child to attend Bay Cliff Summer Camp.
She is survived by her father and mother, Melvin and Elaine Johnson; two aunts, Marion Johnson and Ilene Koelbeck; a sister, Marsha Wainio (Roy); two brothers, Rodney Johnson (Marion), and Dale Johnson (Deann); nieces: Faith Kuzak (J.W.), Kristel Johnson, and Katie Johnson; nephews: Jason Johnson (Michelle), and David Johnson (Heather), grandnephews, Nathan and Trent Johnson and Donavon and Robert Kuzak; many cousins; and her beloved pets Lucy, Toby, Gabby and Emme.
There is a visitation scheduled on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern time) at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marquette.
The funeral service will follow Thursday at 6 p.m. at the church. Rev. Steve Hulke will officiate.
There is a second visitation scheduled on Friday at the United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The funeral service will follow Friday at 1 p.m. at the church. Rev. Michael Laakko will officiate.
Burial will take place in the Evergreen Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in her memory.
Condolences may be expressed online to the family of Shelly Marie Johnson at nashfuneralhome.net
The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the funeral arrangements.