Doris Johnson

Resided in Rock, MI
Died April 8, 2008

Doris Joyce Johnson, age 82, of Gladstone (formerly of Rock) was called home to be with our Lord on Tuesday morning April 8, 2008 while at her home in the Lakeview Assisted Living Center.
Doris was born October 12, 1925 on the family farm in Rock, the daughter of Albert and Stella (Johnson) Norden. She was raised in Rock and she was a 1943 graduate of the Rock High School.

Doris was united in marriage to Onni Johnson on June 23, 1945 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Perkins. They made their home in Rock where they raised their 5 children.

Doris was an active member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Rock, and WELCA. Doris enjoyed being on the bowling team in Rock for many years. She loved being with family and friends and would never miss an opportunity to visit. She also loved to travel and spent four winters in Guam (where she parasailed at 80 years old!). To know her was to love her. She always had a kind word, smile or one of her famous hugs for friends and strangers alike. Doris will be sadly missed by all. Her courage and strength was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.

Survivors include;

4 sons: Larry Johnson of Rock, Daniel Johnson of Rock, Jeffery (Mary) Johnson of Guam, Craig (Debbie) Johnson of Green Bay, WI

3 sisters: Erma Turunen, Lois (Roy) Curtis, Sandra Carlson

2 brothers: Lee (Dora) Norden and William “Bill” (Shirley) Norden

17 grandchildren Joseph Johnson, Matthew (Tanya Hedjazi) Johnson, Elizabeth (James) Walhof, Andrew (Ariana) Johnson, Shannon Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, Joseph (Sarah) Sacco, Jason Sacco, Joely (Aaron) Lund, Shasta (Ernest) Oberst, Andy Johnson, Cory Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Cody Johnson, Rick (Amy) Saeger, Shana (Luke) Gliniecki, Chad (Rachel) Saeger

15 great grandchildren: Roman & Kayla Johnson, Maya Johnson, Katya, Benjamin, & Corin Walhof, Payton & Sydney Siirila, Skyler & Reese Lund, Jaden & Landon Oberst, Samantha & Danielle Saeger, and Alexis Gliniecki.

Numerous nieces and nephews and very special friend and caretaker, Kathy Johnson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by:

Husband, Onni on March 3, 2001, daughter, Diane, 5 brothers, (Richard (Dick), Robert (Bob), Ronald, Alph, & Clarence (Butch) Norden), sister Clarice Ackerman & 2 brother-in-laws, Roy Ackerman, and Jim Carlson.


0 Tributes for “Doris Johnson

    Jeff , Mary, and family,
    Just want to let you know, you are now and will be in my thoughts and Prayers.
    When I was asked years ago from Pastor Fred how I would explain what a true Christen is I told him Doris Johnson, a truly living example.
    She will always hold a special place in my Hart. Thanks for sharing your MOM with all of us in our church family.

    Take Care. I always enjoy talking to you both when you get home.

    Cheryl Patrick
    Rock, MI

    Dear Jeff – I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know she was a greata woman because she raised a great son! My prayers are with you.

    Dawn Princehorn
    North Canton, OH

    Our heart felt condolences to the Johnson family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Gary and Liz Lauscher; Helmi Lepisto
    West Palm Beach, FL

    What can you say when an Angel goes home. The family of Doris will be blessed with their angel watching over them.

    Bob and Karen Hansen
    Rock, MI

    Aunt Doris was a very special lady. Her gracious manner and warm smile always made everyone feel so welcome at her home. She will be missed by all of us who lucky enough to know her.

    Dean Norden
    Marquette, MI

    She was a great mom–and I consider myself blessed to have had her as my mother! I’m currently at the airport in Osaka, Japan en route home to the U.P. for her funeral. I have time before my flight out and so thought I’d check the obituary on-line–the internet is great! I look forward to being with my family and the Rock community soon.

    Jeff Johnson
    Hagatna, Gu

    I am so sorry to hear of Grandma Doris passing. Please accept my family’s blessings during your time of grief. May your memories comfort you and give you peace.


    Katie (Sayen), Nathan, Paige and Ethan Raspor
    Rapid River, MI

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