Louise Johnson

March 25, 1947October 5, 2020

Louise Johnson, age 73, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Johnson and her parents Edrie “Pat” and Duane Patterson. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Robert (Carrie Rose) Fish, Kari (Thad) Smith; stepsons Aaron (Jennifer) Johnson, Adam Johnson; grandchildren Sienna, Ethan; sister, Shirley (Phil) Shippy; brothers Duane Jr. (Linda) Patterson and Leon “Kim” (Jill) Patterson; sister-in-law, Gloria (Bob) Schneider; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Louise loved to knit and sew - making mittens, slippers, blankets, and sewing her kids' Halloween costumes. She loved to bake - she was known for making custom birthday cakes for her children's birthdays. She loved going to the beach. Louise was most known for her love for others.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 9408 Wilson Ave. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315. Louise will be laid to rest at Rosedale Memorial Park. In memory of Louise and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emmanuel Hospice or The Greater Grand Rapids Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


  • Robert Fish (Carrie Rose), Son
  • Kari Smith (Thad), Daughter
  • Sienna, Grandchild
  • Ethan, Grandchild
  • Shirley Shippy (Phil), Sister
  • Duane Patterson Jr. (Linda), Brother
  • Lean "Kim" Patterson (Jill), Brother

  • Emmanuel Hospice
  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 24, 2020


Louise Johnson

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Kandie Bilicki

October 9, 2020

I will always remember your kindness and love as my Aunt letting me visit for many summers. We both enjoyed swimming, soaking up the warmth of the sun and being silly to make others laugh. Love you and miss you alot!

"I'll see you on the other side of the stars" - Unknown