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Norma K. Johnson

December 30, 1929 - March 21, 2021



Norma K. Johnson of Cadillac passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Samaritas Senior Living in Cadillac. She was 91.

Norma was born on December 30, 1929 in LeRoy, Michigan the 6th child born to John & Esther (Haycock) Frisk.

Norma grew up in LeRoy and attended LeRoy Schools and graduated from Tustin High School in 1948. She married Gustaf O. Johnson on August 10, 1948 in Tustin and he preceded her in death in 1965.

In her prime she enjoyed bowling on various leagues. She had a green thumb for flowers and plants and enjoyed crafts and bingo. Norma worked at Goulds Rexall Drug Store, Kickaway Garment Company and retired from Cadillac State Bank. She attended Augustana Lutheran Church in Tustin and Zion Lutheran Church in Cadillac.

Survivors include her many nieces and nephews. Norma was the longest living member of family and was preceded in death by her siblings: Marjorie (Russell) Pegg, Geraldine (Lawerence) Peate, Evelyn (James) Barr, Doris (Joseph) Finnerty, Marian (Merle) Fenton, Jacqueline (Harry) Prieskorn, John (Joan) Frisk, and Bonnie (Clayton) Fauble.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Peterson Funeral & Cremation Services in Cadillac with Pastor Scott Torkko officiating. Burial will be at Burdell Township Cemetery in Tustin. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 AM until services.

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  • Wanda Thomas - Mar 23rd, 2021 4:05 am

    "My condolences to the family. I bowled with Norma for several years but lost touch with her once she stopped bowling. Please know you have my sympathy."

  • Deborah Delosa - Mar 23rd, 2021 4:50 am

    "I enjoyed visiting and getting to know Norma while working at Samaritas. She was a sweet lady with a sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you. "

  • Shelly Erickson Snavley - Mar 23rd, 2021 5:34 pm

    "I have many fond memories of Norma. As I was growing up, we shared many Sundays as she and Grandma Hilma would drive down from Cadillac to Tustin for church, and come to our house for dinner. Norma made wonderful Christmas treats that she shared with us. My favorites were the peanut butter fudge with raisins and the glass candy. She was a very close family friend."

  • Beckie Kanipe - Mar 23rd, 2021 6:16 pm

    "I enjoyed getting to know Norma at Zion Lutheran Church. Sharing in your sadness as you remember Norma."

  • Dee Brinks - Mar 24th, 2021 4:44 am

    "My mind has been running amuck with memories of Aunt Norma and one of the first is when my sister and I would go stay with Aunt Norma and Uncle Gus at their house just south of the ball fields in Tustin. They were living in the basement while finishing the upstairs and she had kitty's that would sit upon her slippers in the morning. We would bake potato chip cookies and maybe that was what brought about my love for potato chips. Another time she and I went to Bay City for a wedding of a great-niece, it was nice to have someone to go to those distant family events and have time to visit along the way. In more recent years we talked about baking again and how she made her fruitcake cookies and also the colorful church windows cookies with chocolate and colored marshmallows. Aunt Norma liked to bake and even the last year or 2 that is what she would talk about and wish she still could. I am grateful for good memories to focus on in the end."

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