Isabel J. Green

Monday, December 5, 2011 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm
Fassbender Funeral Home, 622 N. Third Street, Marquette, MI 49855

Monday, December 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Fassbender Funeral Home
Isabel J. Green,
MARQUETTE - Isabel Jean Green, age 87, of 520 Meadowbrook Lane, Beaver Grove, entered eternal life Thursday evening, December 1, 2011, in the loving care of her family and Lake Superior Hospice. Isabel was born November 27, 1924 in Marquette, a daughter of William and Ida (Johnson) Nesbitt. On July 22, 1942 she married Joseph W. Green and from 1953 to 1962 the couple resided in Ironwood. Returning to Marquette, Isabel was employed in Auxiliary Services at Northern Michigan University as a student employment coordinator for over 20 years. Isabel was very devoted to her family and enjoyed going to the family camp on the Dead River Basin and in the Porcupine Mountains. In retirement, she thoroughly enjoyed traveling to LasVegas, visiting the casinos, and going out for monthly dinners with her girlfriends from NMU, Sue Cuth, Beverly Burch, Marsha Bartle, and Judy Myler. In her younger years, Isabel loved to ice skate and, when residing in Ironwood, belonged to a women’s bowling team. Survivors include her children, Joseph W. (Colleen) Green Jr of Wakefield, Patricia (Danny) Gast of Bull Shoals, AR, Bonnie Jo (Scott) Schmeltzer of Albert Lea, MN, and Kelly Laakso of Beaver Grove; her grandchildren, Kevin (Chele) Green, Shannon Green, Michael Gast, Jared Gast, Brian (Katy) Wagnon, Scott Wagnon, Tayler Rae Schmeltzer, Jeff (Kylene) Laakso, Ryan (Krista) Laakso, Collin Laakso; great-grandchildren, Mikella Gast, Noah Gast, Elliott Green, Meadow Green, Makaya and Skylee Laakso; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Nesbitt of Marquette; several in-laws, including Carol Green, Ruth and Jim Luke, Bob and Agnes Green all of Marquette, and Jim and Connie Green of Wisconsin; special friends, Jean Thibodeau, Elsie Burns, and Delores Nurmi; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Isabel was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Green in 2004; a son, David Green; sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and John Bell, Ruth and Emil Bengston, Dorothy and Art Nault, Marion and Don Call; a sister, Grace; her brother, Robert Nesbitt; and in-laws, Don Green, Ed and Jean Green, William and Kathleen Green, Margaret and Kelly Johnson, Betty and Bernie Price. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Monday, December 5, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm Monday afternoon with Deacon David Adler, Lake Superior Hospice chaplain presiding. Entombment will be made in the Northland Chapel Gardens Mausoleum. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Lake Superior Hospice for the many kindnesses extended to Isabel and her family. Condolences may be expressed online at www.fassbenderfuneralhome.co



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Kelly and family, I am so sorry to read of your mothers passing. I know how hard this is and what a loss it is to lose our special Moms. Take care and know that I am thinking of you. Tricia - 12.02.2011

From Tricia Guidebeck - Flag as inappropriate

Gone but not forgotten.I will miss our phone calls about Survivor and American Idol. Love you Izzy and take care of brother Bob for me ok? Ellie - 12.03.2011

From Eleanore Nesbitt - Flag as inappropriate

Aunt Isabel, always one of my favorites. In my childhood memories,so elegant, statuesque, sparkling eyes and quick to laugh. She always made us feel so special. I am so grateful for the phone call she and I had just 6 weeks ago, talking about family history. I send my love to all my cousins, family and friends. - 12.03.2011

From Faye Nesbitt Elder - Flag as inappropriate

Kelly and Family, my condolences on the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. - 12.03.2011

From Michael Krieg - Flag as inappropriate

My sympathies to Isabel's family. I worked with her in auxillary services and she was so much fun to be with. I still think of her after all these years. - 12.03.2011

From Penny DeRocher - Flag as inappropriate

Aunt Kelly, I just want to thank you for taking such good care of Grandma, I know I never lived close by but I will still miss her very much and I will pray and talk to her every night. I love you, Kelly and Collin, and family. I am sorry I can't be there at this time but know I love you guys and I will always miss and love Grandma very much. - 12.03.2011

From Tayler Schmeltzer - Flag as inappropriate

Kelly and family, I only knew you mom for a few months but felt like I knew her forever...she and I hit it right off! I am forever changed having known her and learned so much about grace and love of family...she loves you all so much. - 12.03.2011

From jenny - Flag as inappropriate

It was an honor to be able to know Isabel. She gave me one of the greatest compliments when she said "you seem more like a friend than a volunteer." I felt the same way. We always enjoyed our lunch visits out on the deck. Your sparkle will be greatly missed Isabel. Peace to Kelly and family. - 12.03.2011

From Deb Sobolewski - Flag as inappropriate

Kelly and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in my prayers and may your loving memories bring you comfort and peace in this trying and difficult time. - 12.04.2011

From Cathy Hebert - Flag as inappropriate

To: Aunt Isabel's Family Members We are saddened to learn of the death of Aunt Isabel. We remember with great fondness the many family gatherings we enjoyed with all of you and your Mom and Dad. We wish it were possible for us to personally express our sentiments to you on Monday but distance prevents it. Please know of our presence in spirit and prayer along with an outpouring of fond memories and affection. We hope to see you soon. Our deepest sympathies to each of you. With much love, Bill and Chetti - 12.04.2011

From Bill and Chetti Green - Flag as inappropriate

Dearest cousins Joey,Patti,Bonnie,Kelly and families, Dad just called me today about the passing of your mom. I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I did't often see Aunt Isabel , but I will always have fond memories of her! We are sorry that we can't make it up to the funeral service tommorrow but we send our sympathy and prayers to all of you at this difficult time. May the love of God comfort your families in the days ahead. Love, Susie and Terry Rylance - 12.04.2011

From Susan (Luke) Rylance - Flag as inappropriate

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. -David Searls Isabel, You are now able to walk briskly, love deeply, and laugh hardily-enjoy. Scott & Bonnie - 12.05.2011

From Scott Schmeltzer - Flag as inappropriate

Kelly, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. It is very difficult losing a mother that is so close to you.(If by chance you do need to or want to talk) I will be here for you. She will be missed by many many people. She is a wonderful woman that has touched so many lives including my own. Please know that my heart goes out to you and your family at this time. - 12.05.2011

From Chris Clark (Koepp) - Flag as inappropriate

Kelly and family, My thoughts and prayers to you. It is so hard to lose those most special to us. She was a wonderful person. - 12.05.2011

From Gwen Salmi - Flag as inappropriate