THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Barbara M. Johnson
Barbara M. Johnson, 89, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Friday, June 13 at the Luther Home.
Born June 19, 1924, to Gust and Lucy (Fischer) Johnson in Menominee, she graduated from Menominee High School in 1942. She worked at the Menominee Herald Leader, Lloyd Factory, WAGN and WMAM as a news reporter, a stringer for the UPI wire services, and a bookkeeper for Crivitz Ski Manufacturing, Bond Pickle Co. and 19 years with the Menominee Public Schools, retiring in 1986.
A member of Resurrection Church and Womans Club, Legion of Mary, Menominee Womans Club and the Retired School Personnel Assistants, she also volunteered at the Menominee County Historical Society, West Shore Fishing Museum and Resurrection Parish. She wrote many poems and enjoyed her river cottage which was to all a little bit of Heaven. Her favorite quote was It is not what you give, it is what you share.
She is survived by a sister, Virginia DeDamos, of Marinette; a friend, Gladys Constine and four generations of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers; four sisters and Carroll Hoffher.
Visitation was held at Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home, Menominee on Tuesday, June 17 from 4 p.m. until time of a Vigil Prayer Service at 6 p.m., with Fr. Ryan Ford presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for the repose of her soul at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18 at Resurrection Parish. Fr. Ford presided with burial in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a gift can be made to the Menominee County Heritage Museum.