Idabelle M. Johnson, age 79, of 1403 Minneapolis Avenue, died Saturday January 12, 2008 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.
Idabelle was born July 15, 1928 in Escanaba the daughter of Michael and Aurelia (LaBelle) Bink. She was raised in Escanaba and she was a graduate of the St. Joseph High School in Escanaba. Following high school, Idabelle worked as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell.
Idabelle was united in marriage to Carl L. Johnson on May 3, 1958 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Escanaba. They made their home in Gladstone where they raised their three children.
Idabelle was an active member of All Saints Church where she served on the funeral committee. She was a charter member of St. Vincent DePaul and she enjoyed cooking, playing cards, and spending time with her grandchildren.
1 son: Craig (Margaret) Johnson of Gladstone
2 daugthers: Kay (Tom) Babcock of Marquette and Sally (James) Tardiff of Gladstone.
2 sisters: Aileen Kroll of Escanaba and Mary Jean Timler of Gladstone
6 grandchildren: Matt (Kate) Johnson, Kristin Johnson, Betsy and Alex Babcock, and Annie and Emily Tardiff.
2 great grandchildren: Drake and Lillie Johnson
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
In addition to her parents, Idabelle was preceded in death by her husband Carl on August 12, 2005.