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Stephen Douglas Johnson

March 21, 1943 - September 07, 2021



Stephen Douglas Johnson of Cadillac passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital. He was 78.

Steve was born March 21, 1943 in Cadillac to Walter and Constance (Trowbridge) Johnson and they preceded him in death.

He graduated from Cadillac High School in 1962. Shortly after that, he began a career in banking Cadillac State Bank, retiring 31 years later. After leaving the bank, he worked at Fiamm for 10 years.

In his younger years Steve enjoyed bowling, baseball and hunting. Once retired Steve volunteered with Meals on Wheels as a delivery driver and also as a crossing guard at Chestnut Street for the elementary students. He enjoyed talking with people.

On December 11, 1971 in Cadillac he married Joan C. Miller Altman and she survives him along with children: Rick Johnson of Boon, Carrie Johnson of Florida, Scott Altman of Cadillac, Jackie (José) Arévalo of Virginia, Marty (Shannon) Altman of Cadillac and Beth (Kevin) Dore of Presque Isle; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings: Denny Johnson of Florida and Cathy Herrick of Manistee and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Independent Bible Church (1710 Wright Street) in Cadillac from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM. His final resting place will be Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • David Johnson - Sep 8th, 2021 7:03 pm

    "Safe journey Cousin. "

  • Jean M Bonham - Sep 9th, 2021 3:16 am

    "I worked with Steve and Joan at Fiamm. Steve always had a smile on his face and a kind word. He was a joy to work with and will be missed."

  • ELSIE L MOORE - Sep 9th, 2021 6:24 am

    "Joan and Family, So very sorry for your loss. Steve was a wonderful guy and always a bit of fun in school. He will surely be missed. May you have peace and know you are warmly in my heart and thoughts. God's peace. "

  • Ron Puruleski - Sep 9th, 2021 8:50 am

    "Sorry for your loss. I played softball with Steve on the Cadillac State Bank team. I also bowled in leagues with Steve. He always had a smile on his face. He will be missed."

  • Mary Taylor - Sep 9th, 2021 10:31 am

    "So sorry to hear of your loss. Steve delivered meals up to Kirtland, where I worked. He always had a smile on his face and we always enjoyed his lighthearted manner. Steve would share his candy with us office gals and we would share our resident baked cookies with him. Steve will be missed by many. "

  • RICK L LAFAY - Sep 9th, 2021 4:08 pm

    "May you rest in peace Steve. I will miss your smiling face. My prayers go with you. Joan and the kids I hope you all are doing well. I am afraid I cannot getup there this Saturday. Another time maybe. "

  • Gary & Jo Ann Flint - Sep 9th, 2021 5:04 pm

    "Steve sure made the kenwood kids smile, our granddaughter was one of them. We also new Steve from the bank. He was a great guy."

  • Patricia McGiness - Sep 10th, 2021 9:55 am

    "So sorry to hear of Steve's passing,worked with him at FIAMM, he made work fun,never a dull moment when he was around! Also worked with Steve doing Meals on Wheels,once again ajoy to be around!"

  • Dawn (Marcusse) and Steve Emmons - Sep 10th, 2021 1:47 pm

    "We are sorry to hear about Uncle Steve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Joan and cousins. With sincere sympathy."

  • John Murphy - Sep 10th, 2021 1:48 pm

    "My condolences to the family."

  • Kathleen Logsdon Carrozza - Sep 11th, 2021 9:37 am

    "To Denny and family, our deepest sympathy, wishing you strength and peace. Kathleen Carrozza and Bob DeGaro "

  • Darlene Marcusse & Greg Smith - Sep 11th, 2021 1:35 pm

    "So sorry to hear of uncle Steve’s passing. Please know we will keep you in our prayers."

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