Lynnette A. Johnson, age 58, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully following a valiant battle with cancer on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.
Lynnette was born August 27, 1960, in Luverne, MN, the daughter of Russell Vollmer and Carol (Murchie) Christiansen. She graduated from Lakeview High School in Iowa. She went on to further her education and received her Nursing Degree from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa.
Lynnette was a Registered Nurse and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She dedicated her life and career to doing everything possible to make other peoples’ lives better. She succeeded magnificently caring for others and will be missed. She was a fantastic mentor, medical professional, teacher, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, gardener, interior designer and craftswoman. This world would be a better place it there were more people like her. Lynnette loved life and found so much joy in our world. She leaves a huge void in our lives.
Lynnette was an ICU/ER/Oncology nurse at KU Med, OSF, DON at Christian Park Center, Director at North Woods Place at its inception, Regional Director for LMAS Home Health for Delta and Menominee Counties, Owner and President of Caring Hands of Upper Michigan, Clinical Consultant at Golden Living/Beverly, Extendicare, Nursing Home Administrator at Christian Park Village and Menominee Care Center, and lastly Executive Director at North Woods Place. She left her mark anywhere she was employed through her care, compassion, knowledge, expertise and professionalism.
In addition to her loving Husband, John Johnson, Lynnette is survived by her mother: Carol Christiansen, Escanaba, MI, children: Nicholas Gasso, Escanaba; Jessica Gasso (Brian Gross), Gladstone; Christopher Gasso, Oak Creek, WI; Julia Gasso, Rapid River; and Jennifer Gasso, Escanaba, brother: James Vollmer, Killdeer, ND, sister: Rachel (Sergio) Baron-Pulecio, Scottsdale, AZ, grandchildren: Domenic, Abbigayl, Gabriel, Brantley, Landon, and Lincoln John, Nieces: Erin Vollmer, Rachel Vollmer, Cassie Vollmer, Nephew: Matthew Vollmer, Best friend and sister, Teddy Boelter, and cousins, aunts and uncles, and friends too numerous to list here.
She is preceded in death by her father Russell Vollmer, brother Gary Vollmer, and nephew Chad Vollmer.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Upper Peninsula Nurses Honor Guard will be conducting services at 3:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Pastor William Rafuse will be officiating following the ceremonial honors.