OBITUARY

Claire "Charmaine" Johnson

10 December, 194025 April, 2021
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On April 25, 2021 Claire Charmaine Johnson was taken home to be with her Lord.

Born in Detroit and nearly a lifelong resident of the Lansing, MI area, Charmaine touched all whom she came in contact with, her joyous personality and compassionate heart knew no bounds. Her love for travel, bingo and animals defined her better than any words. Charmaine spent most of her career at the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office and the Michigan Court of Appeals. In 1995, a job transfer to the Detroit area with the Court of Appeals is where she met her forever confidant and husband Matt. Soon after, she retired and worked part time as a Court Reporter and enjoyed worshiping at Faith Covenant Church and St. Timothy Presbyterian Church.

Preceded in death by parents Clare and Ginger Loudenslager, sister Sharon (Jake) Savercool. Remembered forever by husband Matt Johnson, sister Dawn (Ron) McDaniel, children Melani (Tom) Roberts, Robert (Michelle) McDonald, Steven (Heather) McDonald, and Shannon (Dan) Mittag, grandchildren Jordan (Patrick) English, Ross McDonald, Samantha (James) Tomasch, Paige McDonald, Benjamin Roberts, Tyler (Samantha) Roberts, and Jalen Burns, great grandchildren Bryce, Kelly and Shea English, and Colton Tomasch. As well as in-laws Marvin and Kathi Johnson, Karna (Russ) Chrusciel, Bjorn (Heather) Johnson, nieces Emma, Annika, Sadie and Lucy Chrusciel and nephews Hunter and Brock Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Ohio Basset Rescue (ohiobassetrescue.org) or the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, Cancer of Unknown Primary Research Fund (victors.us/clairecharmainejohnson).

Memorial service at St. Timothy Presbyterian Church, 16700 Newburgh Rd. Livonia MI 48154 on May 21, 2021 at 3:00 PM and livestreamed at https://video.sttimothypcusa.org. Private family internment to follow at later date.

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Randy Axline

25 May 2021

From the time I was born I know that Clare, Ginger, Charmaine, Dawn and Sharon were a part of my life as my father worked with Clare at Reo Motors. They were my extended family.
I spent many summers at Houghton Lake, some of the best years of my life, with the Loudenslagers, playing on the water and off. I learned many life lessons and Ginger served as a second mom to me.
In later life I babysat for the children of Sharon, Dawn and Charmaine. They might not remember, but I do.
The loss of Charmaine is another piece of my heart gone as it was with the loss of Sharon. Another part of my life is gone.
To the grandchildren of Clare and Ginger, I say, I love you and you will always be a part of my family.

Gary loudenslsr

9 May 2021

Just to say I will miss you my dear cousin,I remember us going to the Box with you girls at the heights,Houghton lake.All my memories of you was mostly from there,I loved it there and Aunt Ginger and uncle Claire,Dawn and Sharon,also Melanie she was just born..Thanks to the family for the great pictures.Thank you Mat for making my cousin so very happy..love to all of you..Gary

Sherri Stone Wiegman

2 May 2021

My life changed forever when I met Charmaine. Charmaine was everything I was not. She could talk to anyone about anything, make tense situations calm, and make people laugh.
Charmaine was my boss when I worked at the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office. In fact, I was at Charmaine’s desk when a certain LPD detective flashed a photograph of a homicide victim in front of me. I told the detective he was sick and walked away. Charmaine noticed something more than my insult to the detective and set the detective and me on the dating path. Ultimately, I married the detective and Charmaine was there to witness our day.
I loved Charmaine for all she brought to life and this world. I am devastated by her death but know she is in God’s hands now and making God smile.

Sandy Draggoo

1 May 2021

I am so sorry for Charmaine’s death. This year of 2021 would have been 50 years of our friendship! We had so many fun memories together. One of my favorite memories is when four of us traveled in my van to visit Georgia on the west side of the state. Cece, Marty, Lucreita and I went. The whole day was filled with laughter—-orchestrated, of course, by Charmaine. We had lots of good memories from that particular time in our lives! Rest In Peace, my friend!❤️❤️❤️❤️

Dawn mcdaniel

28 April 2021

To many memories to choose from especially from our childhood. I know I will miss my sister and always hold her in my heart. A very gentle soul has gone to the arms of the Angels to be with her mother father and youngest sister! Your loving sister Dawn

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