Vernon Johnson


Edmore – Vernon Johnson, age 86, died Wednesday , August 30, 2017 at Lakeview Terrace in Lakeview , MI. He was born December 1, 1930, the son of John Christopher Johnson and Lena Belle (Batten) Johnson. Vernon was raised in the Edmore area where he graduated from Edmore High School.  Vernon married Beverley Jane Johnson on August 7, 1949 in Edmore. He had been employed by General Motors, as a line worker, shop worker for General Electric, and was a foreman for Hitachi. He enjoyed traveling , camping, wood working, hobby farming, mowing grass and driving his tractor.  Vernon was a member of  St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.

Vernon is survived by 3 children Wendy Lumbert of Detroit, David Johnson(Dawn) of Edmore, and Doug Johnson ( Ginger ) of Warsaw IN ; 6 grandchildren, Channa Lumbert-Jeltema, Amy Lumbert, Chris Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Amberley Johnson, Olivia Johnson; 2 great grandchildren, Marcus Lumbert and Zachary Jeltema;  One sister Norma (John) Stickler of Bowling Green Ohio; nieces; nephews, and friends.

Vernon was preceded in death by his parents John Christopher and Lena Belle Johnson; Wife Beverley Jane Johnson on February 18, 2012; One child Dale Johnson on September 12, 2001; and one grandchild Andrew Johnson on March 2, 2001.

Funeral services for Vernon will be Tuesday September 5th 2017 at 11am at the St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with visitation with Father Dominic Tirkey officiating. The family will accept friends on Tuesday, September 5th , 2017 from 10:00am to 11:00am at the church,  A luncheon will take place at the church immediately following the burial in  Vinewood Cemetery.

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  • Roy and Vena Gomez (Friday, September 01 17 07:12 pm EDT)

    So sorry for your loss. Vern was a blessed soul and a wonderful friend. He certainly will be missed by many. We will be keeping Vern and all of you in our prayers.

  • Dave and Paula Ferguson (Friday, September 01 17 07:45 pm EDT)

    Thinking of your family, Wendy. But he is happy where he is. Dave worked with him at Hitachi.

  • Mary Decker (Friday, September 01 17 07:54 pm EDT)

    I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He sounds like he was a very hard worker, a devoted father, friend, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. I met Wendy online in the 90's and we've been friends ever since. I will be praying for all of you now and beyond your father's funeral. God bless each of you.

  • Jackie Hills-Smirh (Friday, September 01 17 07:58 pm EDT)

    Doug, I'm so sorry for your loss, and the rest of your family also.
    May you find comfort in God, family and your memories. Your Dad was a great man to work for, and many people will hold him in their memories.

  • Karen Deja (Friday, September 01 17 08:53 pm EDT)

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

  • Kris ( Jensen) Arntz (Friday, September 01 17 11:04 pm EDT)

    Doug and family
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I've only gotten to know him for a short time, but enjoyed good conversations with him as he New my grandpa from hitachi.

  • Elissa Simon (Friday, September 01 17 11:41 pm EDT)

    Wendy, Dave and Doug. My sincerest sympathy on the death of your father. He was always so kind to us as we were growing up. My prayers go out to all of you. May your dad rest in eternal peace.

  • Joan Brune (Saturday, September 02 17 12:00 am EDT)

    My heart goes out to you all. Your father was a sweet soul. May he rest in peace.

  • Darlene Logan (Sunday, September 03 17 09:56 am EDT)

    So sorry for your families loss, Vern was a special person. I feel blessed to have known and worked with him for many years. My thoughts and Prayers to your family. May he reat in Peace.

  • Patty (Lambe) Simon (Sunday, September 03 17 12:39 pm EDT)

    David, Doug and Wendy,

    Prayers are sent to your family at this time of loss. Time will help heal the holes in your hearts.

    Bill and Patty Simon and family

  • Wes and Mary Morris (Monday, September 04 17 01:25 pm EDT)

    Doug and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss. Your dad was a kind man and pleasant to work with as we did for many years. He will be missed by many.
    Wes and Mary Morris

  • Tara Bruins, Kindred Hospice (Wednesday, September 06 17 08:12 am EDT)

    Dave, Dawn, Doug, Ginger and Wendy,
    I am sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort as you grieve your precious father.

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