Rebecca “Becky” Johnson Obituary, Jean Johnson, Passed Away Peacefully.

On December 13, 2023, Rebecca “Becky” Jean Johnson, 79, a lifelong resident of Marquette, was summoned by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to her eternal home. After less than a day as a patient at UP Health System – Marquette, Becky passed away calmly.

Becky was raised in Marquette after being born there on July 15, 1944, to Leonard and Lolita (Nelson) Johnson. Becky participated in the GAA actively in high school, playing volleyball, badminton, basketball, tennis, and badminton. She was a member of the 1963 Graveraet High School class. Becky worked at Erickson Radio Shop and Colorvision, two of the many jobs she held throughout the years.

The most recent, and presumably longest, was at Northern Michigan University’s Food Service. As a devoted and involved member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, Becky freely gave of her time and skills. Despite not being able to read music, she had a lovely voice and loved to sing. She sung in the church junior choir when she was younger and then the senior choir.

As a result of her roles with the Moose, Becky had gone to Lansing and other places while serving as an active member of the Women of the Moose, holding several posts.

Becky was a member of bowling teams, loved watching her Michigan State Spartans, and enjoyed cribbage in her own time. When Gordy LeDuc presented her a personalized, autographed photo of Tom Izzo, she was overjoyed! She was a huge football fan! The Minnesota Vikings, the Kansas City Chiefs, and of course the Packers were her favorite teams. Becky’s daily routine consisted of driving around Park Cemetery and “the drink,” or the lake and island as she dubbed it.

She could tell a joke like no other and had a nickname for everyone. She kept her audience laughing while making things up as she went along, entertaining everyone when the African church group paid a visit to Messiah.

Leonard and Lolita Johnson, her sister-in-law Mary (Frazier) Johnson, her two brothers, Douglas and Frederick, and her cherished cat, Ole, predated Becky’s passing.

Her three sisters, Lorraine “Billie” Johnson of Marquette, Pauline “Tina” Johnson of Mission Point in Ishpeming, and Judy (Joe) Gregorich of Marquette, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives, survive her.

Becky will now be reunited with the glorious choir of our Messiah, where she will sing alongside Jim Shirtz, Kathy Soltwisch, Jan Summersett, Hildegarde, and her closest friend, to mention a few. She is now free, at peace, and without pain or suffering. She is spending Christmas “safely home” with Jesus and her family and friends!

Becky, you are loved! Our memories and hearts will always hold you close.

God bless each and every one of you who is reading this! And express your love for the ones you care about! Inform them right now!