2017-08-10 / Obituaries

William T. Johnson


William T. Johnson William T. Johnson GULLIVER - William T. Johnson, 66, of Gulliver, Mich., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at his home in Doyle Township.

He was born Dec. 1, 1950, in Garden City, Mich., the son of Kenneth and Clara (Sayor) Johnson and was a graduate of Melvindale High School in Melvindale, Mich.

On May 1, 2004, he married the former Janis M. Rissman in Germfask, Mich. They moved to Gulliver in 2006 following his retirement.

Will was employed as a runway engineer for the Detroit Metropolitan Airport before retiring after 39 years of service.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and recreational shooting. He especially enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Manistique Eagle’s Club No. 3755 of which he was a member. Most importantly he loved spending time with his wife, Janis whom he loved very much.

Will is survived by his loving wife, Janis Johnson of Gulliver; step-children, Kelly (Jim) Prokes of Milford, Mich., David (Heather) Korte of Gaylord, Mich., Christine Navarre of Dearborn Heights, Mich., Donna (Karl) Gage of Wolverine Lake, Mich. and Janis (Michael) Nichols of Dearborn Heights; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Ken (Diane) Johnson of Munith, Mich.; and his sister, Cathy Johnson of Melvindale.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his canine companion, Ted.

There will be a Celebration of Life gathering for Will’s family and friends at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Manistique Eagles Club.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Schoolcraft County V.F.W. Post No. 4420 in Manistique.

Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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