ISHPEMING, Mich. - Sabine Richetta Johns, age 76, of 775 Mather Ave, Ishpeming, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2012, while under the loving care of her family, her lifelong friend Marianne Weyrauch-Harders and UP Home Health & Hospice.
Sabine was born on January 17, 1936 in Villingen, Germany to Ernst & Marie (Wild) Becht. She grew up in Germany where she was an excellent athlete excelling in track and field hockey. Sabine enjoyed winters in the UP cross country skiing and snowshoeing. She loved animals. Sabine will be missed by her family and many great friends.
Sabine is survived by her husband Wayne Johns, whom she married on September 10, 1955; 3 children: Sabina (Dale) Coker of Los Alamos, NM, Peter Johns and Phil (Christine) Johns of Ishpeming; 4 grandchildren: Lukas and Zakary Coker, Benjamin and Madigan Johns; nieces Lesley Critton of Toronto, Canada and Pamela Critton of Guelph, Canada, and a niece Renata Critton-Papp and nephew Emerson Critton-Papp. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters, Eva Becht and Renate Critton; and a brother, Rudolph Becht.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Memorial considerations may be directed to UP Home Health & Hospice 510 Mather Ave. Ishpeming, or UPAWS, P.O. Box 968 Marquette, MI 49855 in memory of Sabine.
Sabine's obituary may be viewed at www.bjorkandzhulkie.com where her guest book may be signed.