Francis E. Johnson, born April 17, 1921 Cassopolis, MI and died January 20, 2021 at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital.
Son of Eston and Vera Johnson raised on farm in Penn Township. Attended Allegheny Country Schools. Graduated Cassopolis High School Class of 1938. Joined Marine Corp. 1942-1946 served in WWII. Played for USC in 1945 Rose Bowl. They won! Graduated Michigan State College 1949 with degree in Dairy Manufacturing. Worked for MMPA for 34 years in several positions including managing plants in Ovid and Imlay City.
In Imlay City he met and married Marlene Jahn, together 68 years. Father of four children: Mary Johnson-Brighton, Jim (Paula) Johnson-Paw-Paw, Susan (Pat) Terrell-Bannister, and Karen Johnson-Howell. Grandfather of eight: Artie (Brooke) Wilcox, Aaron Scheanwald, Christa (Casey) Gibbons, Trevor Scheanwald, Ryan Terrell, Jessie Miller, Cabe Miller, and Carrie Miller. Great-grandfather of nine.
Will be laid to rest in Youngs Prairie Cemetery in Penn Township, Cassopolis, MI.
Arrangements were made by Shelters Funeral Home, 250 North Mill Street,
Pinckney, MI 48169 Phone: 734-878-3172.