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Obituary: Michele Marie Johnson

Michele Marie Johnson, 63, of Mahtowa passed away in the comfort of her home Nov. 30, 2021. She was born Oct. 11, 1958, in Hibbing to Nick and Ann (Forsman) Maras.

Shelly was employed as a food service manager at various places and was beloved by her co-workers. She was passionate about her grandchildren: she had mailboxes for each one of them at her home, and the "Mail Bunny" always made sure she visited before the grandchildren arrived. Shelly attended her grandchildren's sporting events whenever she was able. She enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles, shooting her gun, and gardening around the house.

One day, she decided to paint her golf cart and named it "Abby" - that's just the kind of person she was. Shelly enjoyed her chickens; they even all had names, with the help of her grandchildren. She had a special place in her heart for her sidekick, her dog, Molly. She was a hippie gypsy in the way she liked to dress.

Shelly will be remembered as a fun-loving person who always looked at the bright side, no matter the circumstances.

Shelly is survived by her parents, Nick and Ann Maras; her husband, Terry; her children, Amy (Jim) Monroe, Katie (Adam) Bailey, and Mark (Nikki) Skramstad; her grandchildren, Madelynn, Qwentin, William, Katelynn, Emmett, Emma, Maci, Hattie and Chloe; her siblings, Nick (Laurie) Maras, Mike Maras and Susie (Larry) Schmidt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Please plant a tree or bulbs in honor of Shelly.

A service was held Monday at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet.

Pine Knot News, Dec. 10, 2021

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