Traverse City Record-Eagle


July 11, 2013

Katherine Lynn Johnson

FIFE LAKE — Katherine Lynn Johnson, 46, of Fife Lake, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at her home. She was born May 30, 1967, in Great Falls, Mont., the daughter of Wilfred Baatz Sr. and Donna Diot.

Kathy was “all sorts of crafty.” She loved to carve and draw. She enjoyed beading and was a gifted jewelry maker. She also loved stamping and embroidery. Most of all, Kathy loved to spend time with her family.

Kathy is survived by her children, Ashley (Dylan Rupp), of Fife Lake, and Lance Flees, of Fife Lake; her mother, Donna Baatz, of Traverse City; her father, Wilfred (Vada) Baatz, of Bendon; her siblings, Lorrie (Cleve) Morris, of Traverse City, Donna Eckstein, of Fife Lake, Wilfred (Kirsten) Baatz Jr., of Traverse City, and Faylisa (Nick) Beaubien, of Traverse City; her stepsister, Alynn, of Wisconsin; and her longtime family friend, Vicky Paddock, of Alaska.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at Mt. Zion Family Worship Center in Traverse City. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of services at the church. Interment will take place in the Linwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson/Flees Memorial Fund through First Community Bank. Envelopes will be available at the funeral.

The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah is in charge of arrangements;

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