James “Sweetie” “Jim” P. Johnson

Resided in Spalding, Michigan
Died March 21st, 2020

James P. “Jim” “Sweetie” Johnson, 41, of Spalding, passed away early Saturday morning, March 21, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side.  He fought a very courageous battle against a very aggressive and rare form of Lymphoma.

He was born on May 6, 1978 in Escanaba, son of John and Mary (Nelson) Johnson, Sr.  Jim was raised in Powers and graduated from North Central in 1996.  He was a lifelong resident of the Powers/Spalding community.

On July 30, 2016, Jim married Jessica Anne Erickson at their home in Spalding.  Together they were blessed with their daughter, Josie who is two years old.  Jim was a great supporter of his stepson, Landen and loved being his youth football coach.

Jim was a master plumber who began his apprenticeship with Gary Eichhorn.  He owned and operated his own business A+ Plumbing for several years before starting his career with Berger & King for the last 11 years.  Jim was known for his wonderful customer service he provided.

He loved to golf and was an avid University of Michigan football fan.

Jim was a member of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 111 and was a very active past member of the Delta County Jaycees.

Among survivors include his wife, Jessica; children, Landen Hansen and Josie Johnson all of Spalding; father, John E. Johnson Sr. of Powers; brother, John E. (Peggy) Johnson, Jr. of Powers; and sister, Jill (Dean) Chaffee of Chippewa Fall, WI; special aunt and cousin, Tami Frahm and Dave Fazer; nephew, Griffin; nieces, Morgan and Sarah; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Johnson on February 20, 2016.

Due to the COVID 19 Virus, private services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba.   A previously organized spaghetti dinner fundraiser, scheduled for May 3rd will welcome Jim’s family, friends and community.   This gathering of support for Jim and his family will take place at the Bark River Senior Center from 10:30 – 3 p.m. to honor and celebrate the life of Jim.  If a change of date is necessary, notification will be made.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jim’s wife, Jessica and a scholarship will be established for their daughter Josie.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Jessica Johnson, c/o Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba, MI 49829.

Memorial tributes can be shared on our website

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Johnson family.

3 Tributes to “James “Sweetie” “Jim” P. Johnson”

  1. Jim was the nicest and finest person I’ve ever known. He cared more for others and talked the talk but more importantly he walked the walk. I will never forget the times I spent with him and his family. He is now in heaven with his Mother enjoying each other. He will never be forgotten. Love Uncle Bill

  2. God Bless you Jessica and you families! You will all be in my prayers as Jim journeys to a place of peace and no more pain. His Spirit lives on and he has touched so many lives!
    So sorry for your Loss ❤️🙏🏻❤️

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. If I can provide any insight on how incredible he was, it is by saying that we hardly knew him and we’re incredibly taken back by his happyand helpful attitude. Jim did all of the plumbing work in our first house while working for Berger and King. It was a total remodel so he spent the better part of a week there around my wife and I. He took pride in what he did (and was great at it) but was also so easy to connect with. He cared and smiled at all times. I made a point to request him anytime we needed work done because my wife and I looked forward to seeing him – he was that type of guy. I don’t know his young family at all but our hearts go out to them during this difficult time. I’m sincerely glad I got to know Jim for the small amount of time I did – he was simply a great person.

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