Blanche M. Johnson, age 87, of Cambridge and formerly of Pine City, passed away Dec. 14, 2017, at GracePointe Crossing Gables West.
Blanche Marie Johnson was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Brook Park, Minnesota, to Joseph and Elise Harapat. She attended school in Pine City, graduating in 1948. On June 9, 1951, Blanche was united in marriage to Rich Johnson in Brook Park. They made their home in Pine City where Blanche worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell for 27 years. In 1983 they moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas, where they remained until moving to Cambridge very recently to be near family. Blanche enjoyed baking, cooking, polka dancing, bowling, golfing, working on puzzles and playing cards with family and friends. She also loved music and enjoyed singing in the choir at United Lutheran Church in Bella Vista. She was a loving wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma and friend who will be dearly missed.
Blanche is survived by her husband and sons, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and by other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers Bud and Jim, and sisters Mary and Edna.