Obituary Report

(Kingsford - December 27, 2017) - Delores May “Dee” Johnson, 87, of Granite Bluff, passed away on December 26, 2017 at Manor Care Nursing Home in Kingsford.

She was born on November 22, 1930 in her home town of Kingsford, daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Tremain) Lange. Dee attended Kingsford High School and graduated in 1949. She married Carl Johnson on November 12, 1949 at First Methodist Church in Iron Mountain. Together they shared a devoted marriage for 58 years and built a home in Granite Bluff where they raised their three children, all of whom also built homes there. Carl preceded her in death on February 5, 2007. Dee was an excellent cook. She enjoyed wildlife, being outdoors, brook trout fishing, sewing, making ceramics and oil painting. She proudly shot her first bear at the age of 72. Her greatest enjoyment in life was her family and she loved watching her grandchildren perform at various events.

Dee leaves behind her three children, Ward (LeeAnn) Johnson, Carla (Mike) Hiatt and Lynn Walsh; eight grandchildren, Kate (Josh) Jacobs, Tracy (Jim) Anderson, Alex Hiatt (Steph Kucej), Fawn Polkinghorne, Dustin Johnson (Johanna Sparrman), Tierney (Kyle) Arcand, Lacey (Dalton) Allen and Tanner Walsh; four precious great-grandchildren, Oliver Polkinghorne, Jack and Jane Anderson and Carter Arcand; sisters-in-law, Beverly Johnson and Janice Lange; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Along with her husband, Carl; and her parents, Walter and Mary; Dee was preceded in death by her infant son, Steven who passed away in 1956; two brothers, Walter and William Lange; two brothers-in-law, William and Jack Johnson; and her son in law, Jay Walsh.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM at the funeral home. Larry Neargarth will officiate.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dee's grandsons, Dustin Johnson, Alex Hiatt, Tanner Walsh, Josh Jacobs, Jim Anderson, Kyle Arcand and Dalton Allen.

Burial will take place at Quinnesec Cemetery.

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the funeral arrangements.

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