Marcella Johansen

July 17, 1937 - February 8, 2024
Marcella  Johansen

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Marcella Johansen, 86, of New Port Richey, passed away on February 8, 2024. Marcy was born in Chicago, IL where she completed her education, during that time in high school she had won two regional spelling bees. Before moving to Florida from Wisconsin more than 30 years ago, she worked in the airline industry while raising her family. As an adult, Marcy enjoyed a variety of styles of music but her heart was most at home with Country Music and artists such as Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson and Charlie Pride. Marcy and her husband “Al” were excellent dancers and spent many happy years gracing dance floors with their exceptional skills and wowing other dancers. She loved to spend time with friends and family shopping and finding those special items. Marcy was known for her sense of humor, enduring spirit, resourcefulness, resilience, and devotion to her family. Her love for her children and grandchildren were foremost in her life. Her soft heart and empathy for disadvantaged people was evident as she would regularly offer money and food to those she encountered. She loved spending time with her dogs “Harvey” and “Romeo”, they too enjoyed countless hours of tummy rubs and back scratches. Marcy is survived by her son and daughter in law Greg and Patti Bocian, daughter Karen Franke and her son Kevin Franke; grandchildren, Katherine (Mike) Melucci, Morgan Roberts, Audrey Roberts, Stone and Zander Franke; Jennifer Wautlet (Travis), Savannah Franke, Amber Berensen and Haley Farr as well as many great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Al Johansen; son Richard Franke, her parents, Walter and Sophie Zwiezen; and her siblings, Dorthy Nedjela, Barbra Muelbacher and Walter Zwiezen.

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