Date of Death:  March 16, 2023

Service Details

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A Celebration of Life will follow from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Obituary Notice

Shane Drew Johnson, 47, formerly of Three Rivers and Jones, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2023 at his home.

He was born October 5, 1975 in Blue Island, Ill., the son of Stephen and Sheila (Hansen) Johnson, and moved to Three Rivers at the age of 10. He graduated with the Class of 1994 from Three Rivers High School, where he actively participated in the wrestling and football programs.  He also enjoyed the game of golf and the Chicago Bears, often wearing their jersey proudly.

Shane worked with his dad, Stephen, and his brother, Eric, building parade floats in Chicago at an early age. His favorite parade was the St. Patrick’s Day parade. He attended Western Michigan University and was employed for many years at Lear Corporation and most recently Summit Polymers of Vicksburg, MI.

Shane was an avid outdoorsman whose passions were hunting, fishing, and golf. His favorite place was to be on the water and using up every hour of sunlight with his son, Hunter, who also shared in his passion of fishing. He always could be heard saying that Hunter was the best piece of him. Shane also cherished time spent with his nieces, nephews and Hunter’s forever buddies teaching them about different aspects of lake life and its surroundings.  Shane was most at peace being outdoors and on the water sporting his signature cut off style T-shirts.

He was an amazing man that could take on any role.  He would lend a helping hand to anybody in need no matter the day or time. He loved fiercely and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Remaining to cherish Shane’s memory are his son, Hunter Johnson; parents, Stephen and Sheila Johnson; brother, Eric (Chelsea) Johnson and their children Austin, Brayden, and Gavin; brother, Ceth (Shannon) Johnson and their children Nevaeh, Anders, and Keir; sister, Stephanie Allen and her children, Serenity, Simone, Wilder, and Legend; significant other, Jackie Overweg.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Ron Grotovsky; aunt, Patricia A. Cesarone; grandparents, Lois Marie Johnson, Bertrand D. Johnson, Evelyn Blanche Hansen, and Norman Hansen.

Additional Information

Donations in Shane’s memory may be directed to Shane’s family c/o Sheila Johnson. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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  1. My sincere condolences to Steve, Sheila, Eric, Seth and Stephanie. I watched Shane wrestle as well as my Son, when they were younger. Shane, you will be missed buddy and will always be remembered!
    Love ya man

  2. Dear Stephen and Sheila,
    My heart goes out to you! Sending hugs.
    Steve, I’m your cousin. Last time we saw family was 1957! I’ve tried to reach out to cousins and I’m so sorry this is the way today!

    Bonnie Suby

  3. Steve & Sheila and family, my heart goes out to you all. I’m still so shocked to hear the news. Shane was a force to be reckoned with, a joker, a friend, and forever one of Coach Best’s wrestlers. I hope they’re shootin’ the shit while shootin’ takedowns!

    You’re all in my prayers.

    Jaymi (Best) LeLacheur

  4. I am having a really hard time with this great loss. I get the short end of the stick many times but Shane always made me feel like I was special guy. I feel like he looked up to me but in fact I looked up to him. He never did me any wrong but always was happy to see me nd spent many days talking with me. I know he will watch over me as a friend. I love you all Steve, Sheila, and all of your family. Peace, Love, and Prayers. Tom

  5. Johnson family, deepest regrets for the loss of Shane. I always knew him to be dedicated to purpose, strong in will, and a great sense of humor. Condolences to you all for the loss of a son, a brother and a father.

  6. I met Shane at TRMS in 1988. We remained friends throughout our school years, and hung around the same social circles after those days. If you could use one word to describe Shane, it was “genuine”. He had all of the characteristics in someone that you wanted as a friend. Funny, Compassionate, Sincere, Gentle, were only a few of his qualities. To Steve, Sheila, Eric, Ceth and Stephanie, I send my sincerest condolences during this time.

  7. My heart goes out to the Johnson family. I cannot imagine your heart break. The loss of a family member is so overwhelming, especially at such a young age. Prayers and hugs for each of you and please know that so many share your sadness. In the words of Dr. Seuss “Death ends a life; Not a relationship.”

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