Obituary

James Johnson

Resided in Hyde, MI
Died April 10th, 2015

James Louis “Jim” Johnson, 84, Hyde, passed away on April 10, 2015 at Bishop Noa Home.

He was born on October 27, 1930, son of the late Louis W. and Rose (LaCasse) Johnson.

Jim graduated from Escanaba High School in 1948.

He married Betty J. Steinmetz on February 2, 1952 at St. Joseph Church in Escanaba.

Jim loved farming, gardening, traveling, and collecting and restoring antique tractors. He was a member of 4-H Club, a lifetime member of the Steam and Gas Engine Association, Potato Growers Association, and Soil Conservation where he was named Conservationist of the year in 1976.

He was employed by Pearson Boiler, Escanaba Dairy, Morley Murphy, and was self-employed as a cattle and potato farmer.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Betty; daughters, Pamela (Michael) Maki of Spring Lake, MI, Sandra Lynn (Randy) Thompson of Robards, KY, Debra (Steve) Frazer of Gladstone, Susan (Thomas) Burke of Escanaba; son, Stephen (Gloria) Johnson of Escanaba; sisters, Eileen (Mike) Hayward of Burbank, IL, Blanche Zawada of Springfield, OH; brother, Robert (Shirley) Johnson of Escanaba; sister in law, Rosemary Johnson of Escanaba; 10 grandchildren, Kevin (Kathryn), Kathryn, and Ryan (Kelly) Maki, Justin (Colleen) and Tyler (Heather) Everson, Felicia (Michael) Lockwood, Rebecca and Beth Frazer, Garrett Johnson, Andrew Thompson; 11 great grandchildren, Logan, Connor, Justin J., Kimberly, Autumn, Kaylie, Emily, Olivia, Elliott, Isabelle; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James G. Johnson; brother, Walter Johnson; and great granddaughter, Josephine.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church officiated by Rev. Rick Courier. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Johnson family.

16 Tributes to “James Johnson”

  1. Betty and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about cousin Jim. We wish we could have attended the funeral, but Dick has some major testing done at Green Bay hospital early Thursday morning. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

  2. I love and miss you so much “Charlie”.

    Love always:

    “Sweet Pea”

  3. Dear Sandy, my heart goes out to you at this. May you and your family find comfort in the memories you have for such an outstanding father.

  4. My sympathies on your loss. I know it is not an easy time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Sandy, Rob and I send our heart felt condolences to you and your family. We both know how difficult losing a loved one can be. Our Love and Prayers are with you always.

  6. My prayer for you and your family is that you will find peace and comfort during this time. I’m smiling for YOU!

  7. Sharing in your sorrow. Thinking of you,and wishing
    I could be there to hold your hand.”

  8. Sandy:
    You know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Gale at CAPE

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Steve and Gloria, and family.. May you find the strength to be strong during this difficult time..

  10. I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I’m so thankful dad was able to see Jim at the Ford River family reunion last summers befor dad passed in October. My thoughts and prayer with you during this difficult time.

  11. Dear Cousins,
    I was shocked to hear of Jim’s death. My Dad had just been to visit him a week or so ago. I pray that God grant you the peace that only He can give at this difficult time. Love, Nan

  12. Sandy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Diana & John

  13. Hi Betty , sorry to hear of your lost, I know you don’t really know me, but I’m your first cousin, Dawn Messer. I really would love to see you.

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