Arnold “Arnie” Johnson, age 83, of Portage Point, Escanaba passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.
Arnie was born September 22, 1938 in Escanaba, the son of Carl and Leona (LaLond) Johnson. He graduated from the Escanaba High School in 1956. Following high school, Arnie served in the US Marine Corp from 1957 to 1959. He served with the Escanaba Public Safety as a patrol officer and fireman for 29 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Escanaba Elks Lodge #354 and the Escanaba Eagles Aerie 1088 and enjoyed camp, fishing, hunting, cribbage, making maple syrup and fishing trips to Canada.
Arnie is survived by his son, Harold (Harry) Johnson and Kim LaFleur; granddaughter Kristin (Jared) Triest; three great granddaughters, Audrina, Kendra, Adeline and great grandson, Jude; two brothers, Paul (Lucy) Johnson, and John (Lynn) Gaus and a niece, Arlone (Ryan Hansen) and his special friend June Pearson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and the mother of his son, Bonnie Johnson.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 2 from 12:00 PM to 1:45 PM at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Military Honors will be presented by the Delta County Veterans Council at 1:45 PM. Funeral services will follow at 2:00. Arnie will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.