Adele Marie Johnson, 56, of St. Michael, ND, began her journey home to Heaven on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.
Adele Marie Johnson, 56, of St. Michael, ND, began her journey home to Heaven on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. She was surrounded by her loving family. A Wake for Adele will be held on Wednesday, May 3 at the St. Michael Wellness Center beginning at 5 p.m. with a Rosary and Prayer Service at 7 p.m. The procession to St. Michael will leave on Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the City Plaza. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, May 4 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Charles Leute and Father Paul Schuster concelebrating the Mass. Adele will be laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Active Pallbearers for Adele will be Robert “Bob” Charboneau, Sr., Waden Dubois, Cody Belgarde, Kelly Brown, Stacy Dubois and Tony Monroe. Honorary Pallbearers will be Alfreda Dunn, Violet Thompson, Julie and Roland Johnson, Carmen Hagar, Connie Baker, Sheila Littleghost, Brenda Belgarde, Laura Fournier, Phyllis Dubois, Lois Leben and Diane and Butch Lohnes. Adele Marie was born on April 27, 1960, at Devils Lake, ND, to the late Henry, Sr. and Shirley (Cavanaugh) Johnson. She grew up in St. Michael and attended school at the Little Flower School in St. Michael, Warwick Public School and Warwick High School where she met Michael. Adele would spend 44 years with her high school sweetheart and loving companion, Michael Cavanaugh, Jr. Together they made their home in Fort Totten for many years and welcomed into this world two sons, Pernell and Tyrell. Adele had a big heart and loved caring for her children as well as adopting her niece, Pamela Johnson in 1986. Adele loved to work and had a variety of jobs including employment at Spirit Lake Housing Corporation for several years, then for 10 years she worked as a Housekeeping Supervisor at Spirit Lake Casino. Most recently, Adele had worked for the TERO Program with the Spirit Lake Tribe as a flagger on the road crew until she injured her back in an accident and was forced to retire from the workforce. But even with health problems, Adele’s number one concern was caring for her children and grandchildren. In her younger days, Adele loved to be outdoors, mowing the lawn, gardening, planting flowers, outings and visiting with family and friends. When she had some free time, she enjoyed a trip to the casino for some fun. Adele was the kindest, most loving person who was always filled with laughter and love. She always opened her door to anyone who needed a place to stay. She will be missed but never forgotten by those whose lives she touched in such a special way. Adele is survived by her special companion Michael X. Cavanaugh, Jr.; sons, Pernell Cavanaugh, Sr. and Tyrell Cavanaugh, Sr. both of St. Michael; adopted daughter, Pamela Johnson of Fort Totten; brothers, Kirk Johnson (Bismarck, ND), Henry Johnson, Jr. and Wendell Johnson (St. Michael); sisters, Maureen Halsey (Bismarck) and Pansy Johnson (Manitoba, Canada); special grandchildren, Kylie Thompson, Shirley Johnson and Tyrell Cavanaugh, Jr. and dear grandchildren, Tyra Ann Cavanaugh, Chandler Cavanaugh, Kydra Cavanaugh, Kayden Cavanaugh, Pernell Cavanaugh, Jr., Cassidy Cavanaugh, Kaydra Cavanaugh, Rylon Cavanaugh, Destiny Littlewind and Delwyn Littlewind, Jr.; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Selma Johnson and Eleanor Chapelle; brothers, Mike Johnson and Clark Johnson; uncle, Walter Cavanaugh, Sr.; aunts, Dellma Jackson and Lillian Demarce.