Clifford J. Johnson

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died October 4th, 2018

Clifford “Cliff” J. Johnson, 63 of Escanaba, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at his home in Escanaba.

Cliff was born in his family home in Wells Twp. on November 23, 1954, son of, Royal and Theresa (Blanchette) Johnson. He was raised in Soo Hill and attended Escanaba Schools.

Cliff worked for Bosk and E&LS Railroad as a repairman.

Music was a big part of his life. He loved playing his guitar with his brothers, nephews and friends.  He was always ready to help out his family and friends.

Among survivors are his mother, Theresa of Escanaba; siblings, Francis Johnson, Christine Leonard, Patricia (George) Leach, all of Escanaba, Doreen Johnson of Wells, Frederick (Carol) Johnson, Jeffrey (Brenda) Johnson, Arlene Chenier, William (Kim) Johnson, all of Soo Hill , Elley (Daniel) Fisher of Gladstone,  many nieces and nephews; and special family friend Tina Garbe.

Cliff was preceded in death by his father, Royal; brother, Robert; and great niece, Angel.

The visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 South 13th Street, Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Rev. Eric Olson officiating.

Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Johnson family.

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3 Tributes to “Clifford J. Johnson”

  1. So sorry and surprised to hear this bad news. I had the honor to work with him at the railroad. He earned a lot of respect from me about his values and work ethics, we shared a lot of the same values, except I am a Lion fan. I didn’t know his brother Bob past away, I also got to know and appreciate him. I will miss both of these great people, RIP my friends.

  2. So sorry to hear this. He will be missed terribly. He was one of my favorite customers at Kuchenberg’s. I will miss him coming in to pick on me. Rest in peace Clifford.

  3. To my cousin Clifford….Aloha. ..’oe…til we meet again.

    To the Johnson family…Nelson and I send you our condolences.
    We so enjoyed hearing Clifford and all the band members play at The Hobo family reunion.
    We will miss him.
    Love to you all.

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