MOUNT CARROLL – Marcella G. Johnson, 80, of 8178 Oakville Road, Mount Carroll, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at her home.
Marcella was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Taunton, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Neels) DePyper. She was educated in country schools in Minnesota and Illinois. She was a 1951 graduate of Prophetstown High School. Marcella married Dwight D. Johnson on April 12, 1952, in Tampico. He preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 2009. Marcella along with her husband, Dwight, farmed in the rural Carroll and Whiteside County areas. She was a member of Sts. John and Catherine Catholic Church in Mount Carroll. She enjoyed spending winters in Florida and time spent with family and grandchildren; and socializing with friends. It brought her great joy to prepare and deliver meals during harvest. She was an avid baker, and her specialties were baking pies and decorating cakes. She enjoyed spending time with her three special granddogs, Zoey, Brinkley, and Libby.
Survivors include one daughter, Melissa (Tom) Bryant of Morrison; two sons, Michael D. (Dawn) Johnson of Chadwick and Brandon (Robyn) Johnson of Byron; six grandchildren, Brooke Johnson, Abby (fiancé Andrew Sturtevant) Johnson, Jenessa (Alex) Shahandeh, Heather (Jade) Smith, Ashton Johnson, and Joshua Johnson; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Smith; one sister, Connie (Mike) O’Mara of Haddonfield, N.J.; one brother, Don (Sandy) De Pyper of Davenport, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Dwight.
There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sts. John and Catherine Catholic Church in Mount Carroll, with the Rev. Dennis Atto, pastor, officiating. Interment will be private at Oakville Cemetery in Mount Carroll. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of the Rock River Valley and Mass Offerings.
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