Evelyn E. Johnson was born march 28, 1916 in ensign, Michigan. She was the daughter of Waldemar and Hilma (Magnusson) Anderson. She married Melvin Jacobsen, a well-known local commercial fisherman, on may 19, 1934 in Gladstone at the German Lutheran church. She and Melvin had five children: Dolores (Gerald) Bink, Milwaukee; Leon (Susan) Jacobsen, New Berlin, WI; Donna (Fred) Beaudry, Florida; Mary (Richard) Chouinard, Gladstone; and son Michael (Nancie) Tyrone, GA. Who preceded her in death in 1999. Evelyn is further lovingly survived by 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Evelyn was from a family of 12 children. Her living siblings include Hazel Holm, Escanaba; Thora Greenlund, Gladstone; Grover Anderson, Gladstone; Anne Bert, Escanaba; Jane Gardner, Escanaba; and Eileen Schultz from California. Deceased siblings include Victor Anderson, Detroit; Rose Ericksen, Escanaba; Clara Anderson, Gladstone; James Anderson, Escanaba; and Myron Anderson from Escanaba.
In addition to her loving parents she is further deceased by her husband Melvin Jacobsen in February 1960. She married Harold Johnson in 1962 who preceded her in death in June of 1980.
She and Harold resided in Stonington after remodeling the Jacobsen home there.
Evelyn has several grandchildren who have preceded her in death. They include: infant Timothy Chouinard, Diane Jacobsen, Gerald (Jabe) Bink, and Freddie Beaudry.
Evelyn worked for the Jim Robbins Company in Mt. Clemens and Schusters
Donna and family-
Sorry I am unable to make it to the celebration of Evie’s life today. I was hoping to make it and realize now I will not.
Evie is a very special friend who holds many dear memories in my heart. They are memories of hardship, laughter, sense of humor, tearfulness and countless others. I am honored to have met her, as well as her family. It is easy to see how she influenced the lives of her children.
Thank you for all your hard work in the last yrs assisting her (and me) with phone calls, visits, pick me ups… She loved her family and was very proud of all of you. She wasn’t shy in sharing her life stories. My best wishes to all of you.
Wish I could see you and share a hug and even a cry.
Rapid River, MI
Sorry to hear of my dear Auntie Evy passing. Tom & I agree, even though it was unfortunate she was in the nursing home, my mother and her became close friends. It was so fun to visit with them, Aunt Evy would always join us for our little life celebrations, they both had such a sweet tooth. I too began to know Auntie Evy like I never would have been able to otherwise. She was a loving woman with a beautiful welcoming smile. Her obituary is a testimonal to her life. She kept Rosie going for longer than we expected, we are grateful for that. May she rest in peace. With love, Cousin Cindy and Tom Filz
Cindy and Tom Filz