Iris E. Johnson

Resided in Brampton, MI
Died August 1, 2021

Iris E. Johnson, age 75, of Brampton passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba.

Iris was born June 7, 1946 in Escanaba, the daughter of Floyd and Eileen (Coleman) Bonno. She was raised in Gladstone and graduated from the Gladstone High School in 1964. She was united in marriage to James Johnson on November 16, 1968 in the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Iris was a licensed beautician and owned and operated Gram’s Pasties from 1987 to 2003. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved animals. She volunteered at the animal shelter, fostered kittens, raised chickens, Icelandic horses and nursed hummingbirds back to health.

Iris is survived by her husband, James of Brampton; daughter, Susanne (William Jr.) Dubord of Brampton; son, Steve (April) Johnson of Gladstone; grandchildren, Alex (Crystal Corey) Larson, Derek (Brianne) Neuman, Stephanie (Orin) Thomas, Rebecca Dubord, William (Haile Waters) Dubord III, Michael Karppinen, Desiree (Scott) Carlson and Dylan (Shannon) Karpinnen; great grandchildren, Mordecai, Nathan, Austin, Whyatt, Willow, Kelsey, Aydan, Aubrey, Emma, Lincoln, Audrina and one on the way; her mother, Eileen Erickson of Gladstone; brother, Mark Bonno of Escanaba; sisters, Melodi (James) Gravelle of Gladstone, Penny (Fritz) Piette of Black Creek, WI and Candice (Tim) Barron of Cornell; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and her good friend, Laurie Veness of Washington Island, WI.

She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Bonno, beloved grandson, Samuel Larson, step-father, Marvin “Mush” Erickson, niece, Carol Ann Walsh, brothers-in-law, David “Bucko” Johnson, Roger Johnson, Fred Johnson, Mason Johnson and sister-in-law, Helene “Dolly” Thibeault.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 6 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM with Fr. Robb Jurkovich officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Gladstone Pavilion.

8 Tributes for “Iris E. Johnson

    This is a tribute to my beautiful, loving cousin, Iris Bonno Johnson, who has transitioned to her next great adventure! She was an awesome, amazing woman who gave her all in being a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, cousin and friend! Forever in our hearts and always missed!
    I shall miss our conversations and visits! You, indeed, were a gift to everyone you touched with your smile, laughter, love and compassion! Let us hope we all carry on your legacy by being kinder, more compassionate and loving! Iris, you made the world a better place by being in it!

    One of the kindest, toughest people I’ve ever had the opportunity to know. You will be missed my favorite mother in law

    Iris you will be missed so much. Bill, Sr and I will always remember the first time we met you and Jim. It was instant friendship. Shortly after that we all became family. We have laughed, cried and loved you. Until we meet again, when you see our Sam give him a big hug from us.

    Jim and family, Keith and are are sending you our condolences. It has been a long time since we last saw you and Iris but we will certainly miss her. Keith and Judy

    Thoughts and prayers go out to Jim and family. Iris was the sweetest person. Always had a smile and a hug to give when I’d see her. Sending love , hugs and prayers. God be good to her for ever.

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