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Dennis Harold Johnson

March 22, 1954 - July 02, 2019



Dennis Harold Johnson of Harrietta went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at his home. He was 65.

Dennis was born March 22, 1954 in Muskegon to Harold L. and Joyce L. (Allen) Johnson and they preceded him in death. At two he and his family moved to the Johnson Family Farm in Bear Lake. He graduated from Onekama Schools.

He retired in 2009 after 33 years working in the oil field as a truck driver. Dennis had a wonderful sense of humor and loved giving others unique nicknames. He did a lot of handyman work in the community, cut grass for the Village of Harrietta and watered flowers for the Harrietta Flower Club.

Dennis liked hunting and fishing. His greatest hobby was that he was a self taught wood worker. He loved making gifts for others. He loved turning small bowls. He made one of those bowls for his mama, a candy dish.

He was a former member of the Harrietta Community Choir. He served in Fresh Start Church as head of the Building Committee, Leader of the Adult Disciple Makers Class, Church Council Member and many times he helped with the Children's Ministry. He also led the group prayer prior to the Family Worship time.

In 1972 Dennis married his high school sweetheart, Norma and she survives him along with their children, Jennifer Stephenson of Wentzville, MO and Jonathan (Melinda) Johnson of Belleville, Il; five grandchildren: Eric (Ashley) McNair, Shana Figas, Dominique Stephenson, Tyler (McNair) Johnson and Jordan Johnson; 7 great- grandchildren siblings: Linda (Mike) Jeruzal of Ludington, Randy (Dawn) Johnson, Leslie (Karen) Johnson all of Bear Lake, Marty ( Shelly) Johnson of Manistee, LuAnn (Rick) Tomaszewski of Thompsonville; numerous nieces and nephews; a special sister-in-law Debra (Hull) (Rick) Blehm of Kaleva; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Dennis will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Fresh Start Church (196 S. 21 ½ Road, Boon, MI 49618.)

An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Mike and Linda Jeruzal - Jul 3rd, 2019 10:50 am

    "Brother Dennis, your kindness and service to others will serve as an example to those of us who remain. Enjoy the many reunions in heaven with those who preceded us and save us a place at your table. With much love and a tearful heart, farewell!"

  • Robert and Kathleen Porter - Jul 4th, 2019 8:05 am

    "We will miss you dearly 54"

  • Robert Porter - Jul 4th, 2019 8:05 am

    "You will be greatly missed"

  • Robert karst Jr - Jul 4th, 2019 8:23 am

    "Dennis was a great man we worked together in the oil field and I recall him not taking a better job so that I could take it he was a very caring man and the world is a lesser place with him not here with us I know you are smiling down on us I love you my friend and spread your wings wide you have earned them you will be missed by many "

  • Sue Anne Argue - Jul 4th, 2019 8:30 am

    "Sending prayers to you and your family Norma. Dennis was indeed a good man and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Rest in peace Dennis....."

  • Geneva Caston - Jul 4th, 2019 8:42 am

    "Normally I send all my love&prayers to you& your family! Hes in God's kingdom and your forever angel💕💕💕"

  • Norma Johnson - Jul 4th, 2019 9:03 am

    "To my sweet husband. You have been my world for almost 50 years. My love for you will always remain. You loved me with all you had. I will crazy miss your fun sense of humor, the love you have for your children & grandchildren, family and friends; most of all the Love you had for Jesus from the time you said yes to Him. You have served Him well by loving others. You were gifted with seeing people like Jesus does. Part of my heart went home with you. The rest of my heart will continue to serve the Lord; loving and serving people. Fly high sweetheart. You are free."

  • Kay & Jack Middleton - Jul 4th, 2019 10:14 am

    "Jon, Jack and I are so very sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace during this difficult time in your life. Kay and Jack. "

  • Patricia & James Dole - Jul 4th, 2019 11:10 am

    "Dennis I am so sorry we didn’t get another chance to see you my friend but we’ll catch ya in Glory! ♥️♥️♥️"

  • Garland Burkett - Jul 4th, 2019 1:56 pm

    "Dennis was a godly and generous man. He will be missed."

  • Tracy Smith - Jul 4th, 2019 3:37 pm

    "Rest in peace Dennis . "

  • Dave and Jeanne Myers - Jul 4th, 2019 4:48 pm

    "He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered"

  • Dave Hacker - Jul 4th, 2019 5:30 pm

    "Denny you were strong but a force stronger than we all got you.Pray the next generation comes up with a cure. RIP cous. say high to mom. love you"

  • Kristy Palethorpe Floto - Jul 5th, 2019 4:50 am

    "Im so sorry to you Norma, Jen & Jon. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. "

  • Rev Jeff & Debbie Savage - Jul 5th, 2019 5:01 pm

    "Denny is loved & missed & we honor his life & memory. Very good husband, Dad, & friend. "

  • Terri Cole - Jul 5th, 2019 6:43 pm

    "Saying goodbye to such a wonderful man is a hard thing to do, but he is in the Father’s arms and his pain is gone. Love to you Norma and your family."

  • Hope Howes - Jul 6th, 2019 12:12 pm

    "May God bring comfort to your family at this time. rest in the loving arms of God "

  • Todd Goeb - Jul 8th, 2019 12:13 pm

    "Although I didn't know Mr. Johnson well, I did meet and talk with him at his sons house. I know he was a great man just from meeting and friending his son Jonathan "JJ" Johnson. He raise a great son, man and father. I'm proud that I got to meet Dennis and have great sympathy and respect for Norma and the whole Johnson family. RIP you'll be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you Dennis."

  • Jeanne Lenz - Jul 8th, 2019 7:20 pm

    "You have my deepest thoughts, prayers and sympathy at this time. Dennis will be missed by many."

  • Jonathan “Butch” Johnson - Jul 23rd, 2019 8:55 pm

    "My Dad...what a perfect example of a Man I had not only to raise me, love me and teach how to be the best man I could be. Dad I miss you so much already but I am so happy you are not suffering anymore. Say hi to Grammy and my Grandpas. I love you Dad!! "

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