Date of Death: July 24, 2023
In accordance with family wishes, cremation will be conducted; a memorial service will be held at the Three Rivers Eagles Lodge on Sunday, August 6, 2023 from 1-3 p.m. He will then be laid to rest at a private burial ceremony at Bly Cemetery in Marcellus, MI.
Donald Wayne Johnson, 62, of Marcellus, passed away Monday, July 24, 2023, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 31, 1960, in Three Rivers, the son of Calvin and Ida Pearl (Kelley) Johnson. Don was the youngest of eight siblings: Larry (Judy) Johnson, Margie (Van) Crawford, Bonnie (Danny) Lehew, Mike (Dianna) Johnson, Cathy (Terry) Robertson, Charlie (Rhonda) Johnson, and Shirly (Gary) Russell.
Don worked as a painter and enjoyed helping family & friends with various projects around the house. He met Laurie in 1976 and they began dating. Together, they enjoyed going to the car races, fishing, and Laurie especially liked going to see Don play live in the band, Livewire Express. He played Bass in the band with his brother Charlie, and friends Steve and Pat. Several years later, Don married Laurie on December 5, 1984, in Cassopolis, MI.
In 1981, Don and Laurie gave birth to their first-born daughter, Jessica Lynn. They bought a house in Marcellus, MI in 1985 which is where they had raised their family ever since. In 1992, their second daughter, Victoria Rose was born. Don always enjoyed spending time with his family. He especially loved seeing his three grandsons: Gavin, Grayson and Milo.
Remaining to cherish his memory are his loving wife Laurie, and their two daughters Jessica and Victoria (Jordan) Johnson; grandsons Gavin & Grayson Thomas and Milo Hoag; his seven siblings, many nieces & nephews and his mother-in-law Annette Armstrong.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Minnie Danks, grandparents Rudy and Lucy Kelley, his father Calvin Johnson, his stepfather Jerold Warner, his mother Ida Pearl Warner, his father-in-law Jack Mason Sr. Bainbridge and stepfather-in-law Joseph Allen Armstrong.
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