Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 3, 2014

Jennie Johnson

TRAVERSE CITY — Jennie Johnson, 103, passed away peacefully May 30, 2014 at the Pavilions. She was born to Ned and Gertrude Lundy, March 22, 1911, in Kibbee, Mich. She lived most of her life in and around South Haven, Mich. She spent 32 winters in Brooksville, Fla.

After graduating from South Haven High School, she worked at Michigan Gas Utilities.

She worked off and on at the Gas Company until 1962 when she semi-retired. Then she worked summers at Montgomery Wards catalog store. In 2002 she moved to Traverse City.

In May 1932 she married Allen Johnson. He passed away in Sept. 1980. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Evelyn Lundy; two brothers, Arthur and Harold Lundy; and two granddaughters.

She loved to knit, especially for her grandchildren. She was known for making a particular kind of baby sweater that zipped up the back.

She made a great many of these and when she heard about a relative or friend that was going to have a baby, she would start knitting. Surviving are her three children, Richard (Bonnie) of Lansing; Evelyn (Carl) of Traverse City and Donald (Sandi) of South Haven and Brooksville, Fla. She is survived by 10 grandchildren and their spouses, 21 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Skip (Theresa) of Kewadin; and many nephews and nieces. She will be greatly missed by her family, many of them who know her by Grama Jennie.

She requested memorials be directed to The Commission on Aging in Traverse City.

The family wishes to thank the Pavilions and staff for the tender care and concern shown her during her stay there.

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