Laura Johnson

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died June 2, 2024

Laura Grenier Johnson, of Gladstone,  was called to take her place at the side of God and her beloved husband Butch “Clarence” Johnson on Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 with family by her side at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.

Laura was born on September 28, 1948, in Escanaba, the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy (Fayhey) Grenier.

Anyone who knew Laura knows she was tough, stubborn, sassy,  but most of all, she had a huge heart.  She spent 20 years as a custodian for the Gladstone School District and she loved being there for the kids.  Laura loved her fur babies.  Her favorite was her dog, Jethro Joseph who she imagined was with her up until the end.  The highlight of her life was spending time with her grandkids.  She would take them to the zoo, the beach, dye eggs, carve pumpkins and many other activities.  She will be missed by so many.

Laura is survived by her children,  Angie (Dan Hass) Fargen and Jamie (Amy) Sarasin; brother Fred Grenier; sisters Linda (Rod) Phillips and JoAnne Klodt; grandchildren Gabriella and Tiernan Fargen; Maryann Miller (DJ Sanders) and Rylan Miller; and one great grandchild, Bryce Koepke; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Dorothy; Stepmother Madge Grenier; her husband Clarence (Butch) Johnson Jr.; brothers Jerry, David, and Joe Grenier; sisters Peggy Verbrigghe and Barb Gravelle; her favorite child, her dog Jethro Joseph.

The family would like to thank Bishop Noa Home staff and UP Health Systems Hospice workers for everything they did to take care of Laura.  Thank you for all the funny stories that we will be able to cherish forever.  You’re amazing people and you really helped in our time of need.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone.  Funeral Services and a time of sharing will begin at 11:30 AM.

5 Tributes for “Laura Johnson

    Sending you lots of love and prayers for peace!

    You were an amazing daughter Angie! Don’t ever forget that or loose sight of all the love you gave her .
    Love you friend ,

    Laura was more than just a custodian. As a little girl who went to flat rock, I adored her. I would often stop at her house on my bike and she would chat & give us candy. I’ll always remember her kindness toward me as a child. I’m so sorry for her family’s loss.

    Ang, Jamie and families. I was so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have good memories from the past as neighbors and yes she had the biggest heart. I’m sure she will be missed. My deepest sympathy to you and many prayers.

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