Anne M. Johnson

AURA — Anne Marie Johnson, 100, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Portage Pointe in Hancock.

She was born November 28, 1916, in Hamtramck, the daughter of Joseph and Jelena “Helen” Zivicnyak. Anne graduated from Pontiac High School.

She married Theodore Johnson on August 20, 1940, in New York City. They resided in Bloomfield Township where she worked as an Assessment Clerk for the township. She has been residing in Aura for the past 30 years.

She was a member of St. Hugo of the Hills in Bloomfield and Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in L’Anse. Anne enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting, quilting, gardening and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Charity work was her life-long work. She always helped at children’s orphanages, homeless shelters and feeding the hungry and helping families in need.

Surviving are her sons, Theodore (Janet) Johnson of Calumet, Stephen Johnson of Aura; daughters, Salli Gruca of Shelby Township, Mary Andrea Johnson of Fort Collins, Colorado; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Theodore; daughter, Susan Meinke; brother, Stephen Terihoy; sisters, Lillian Zivicnyak, Kathleen Rhodes; and son-in-law, Jack Gruca.

Private family services will be held. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Catholic Cemetery in Pontia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Wounded Warriors. The Jacobson Funeral Home in L’Anse is assisting the family.

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