Marcelle M. Johnson, 100, of Valparaiso passed away Saturday, July 1, 2023. She was born January 29, 1923 in Walkerton, IN to Harry & Mabel (Scarborough) McCarty.  Marcelle made her career in the Small Order Department with McGill’s Manufacturing Electrical Division and retired with 35 years of service.  Having begun her employment during WW II as a “Rosie the Riveter” generation she relished her relationship with the other women employees which continued throughout their lifetimes.  She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso.
On March 12, 1948 she married Charles A. Johnson, Sr. who preceded her in death in 2000. She was also preceded in death by her son, Charles Johnson, Jr., daughter, Linda Kroenke, brother, Glen McCarty, and sister, Mildred Crowel. Survivors include her niece, Dolly Trapp, and many more loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
A visitation will be held Thursday from 9:30 – 11 am at First Presbyterian Church, 3401 Valparaiso St., Valparaiso with funeral service beginning at 11:00 am and burial to follow at Graceland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the church.


Marcelle, was truly "one in a million"--I will truly miss her smile and positive spirit. -Sharon K. Harris 

Marcelle was an inspiration to me. I will always remember her boundless energy, enthusiastic outlook on life, thoughtfulness and her sense of humor. -Donna Parker

Marcelle was a very special lady and we will miss you so much! Praying much comfort for her family and many friends. Rest in peace Marcelle. -Shari Zupan 

My deepest condolences for your loss. I enjoyed a long friendship with Marc. After my deer hunting mornings at the farm, we would sit at the kitchen table for a visit. She always had so much to tell me, things going on at church and her doctors visits. I will miss her very much. God bless her. -Kevin Imbody 


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