BENJAMIN J. JOHNSON, AGE 18, OF NORWAY, PASSED AWAY ON TUESDAY AS THE
RESULT OF INJURIES SUSTAINED IN A CAR CRASH
(Iron Mountain - February 21, 2018) - Benjamin J. Johnson, age 18, of
Norway, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, in Sands Township in
Marquette County, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident.
Ben was born July 22, 1999, in Racine, Wisconsin, son of Angela Polston and
He attended Pembine school up until the 11th grade when
he transferred to Norway High School, graduating with the Class of 2017. +
Ben fell in love with the sport of hockey at age 5, where he was a member of
DAHA, The Dickinson Area Hockey Association. In 2006 he became a member of the
Green Bay Jr. Gamblers travel hockey team and participated with them until 2015
when he joined the Marquette Electricians travel hockey team. In 2016-2017 he
played for the Kingsford High School hockey team. Ben also excelled in football,
playing for the Predators. He played baseball for the Pembine Patriots and was
an active soccer player for SAY for over 10 years.
Ben enjoyed fishing,
especially ice fishing, and his dogs, Rowdy, Pal and Phoenix. He had a special
love for his family. Ben was known as Big Ben, a gentle giant, who was
Survivors include his parents, Angela Polston of Norway
and James Johnson of Pembine; his paternal grandfather, James Johnson and the
late Sharon Johnson of Pembine; his maternal grandmother, Linda Sommerfeldt of
Fall Creek, Wisconsin and the late Harvey Sommerfeldt, also of Fall Creek, and
the late Wallace Polston of Union Grove, Wisconin; two sisters, Rachelle Johnson
of Madison and Gabrielle Johnson, who is attending school in Greece; and by
numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held Saturday,
February 24 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron
Mountain. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, at 1:00 PM at the
funeral home. Pastor Chris Metras will officiate.
You may light a candle
in remembrance of Ben or leave a condolence for his family online at
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor
Benís legacy of life.