OBITUARY

Peter Andrew Johnson

May 9, 1958March 11, 2018
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Peter Johnson, loving husband, father and friend, passed away March 11, 2018. Pete was born on May 9, 1958 in Highland Park, Michigan. He met the love of his life, “his person”, Kimberly Turner when both were in college. He devoted his working life to the family business, Halmich Sod Nursery. Pete was a “quiet perpetual host” to numerous family and friends with many celebrations around the pool with Pete grilling. If Pete wasn’t cooking, you could catch him reading massive novels, doing crossword puzzles or watching MSU sports. He also enjoyed participating in his sons’ many activities, golfing, and boating on his beloved Walloon Lake.

Pete is survived by his wife of 37 years, Kim; sons, Steven and Brian (Leah; Mariah, Michaelah, and Dakota); parents, Wilbur and Kathryn Johnson; sister, Amy (Nick) Altiero, brother, David (Joan) Johnson; father-in-law, Lester (Sandie) Turner; sisters-in-law, Michele (David) Binkley and Renee Turner; brothers-in-law, Mark (Libby) Turner, Jeffrey (Juliet) Turner, and Derek Turner. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Carol Turner. His trusty sidekick, Cooper, misses him greatly.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at St. John Church and Student Center, 327 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing and also one hour prior to the Mass at the church.

Pete left us much too soon. His family will keep in their hearts the love he generously showered on them during his life. We invite you to make contributions in Pete’s honor to the American Heart Society, Memorilas and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or the Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906

  • DONATIONS

  • American Heart Society
  • Capital Area Humane Society

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Friday, March 16, 2018
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Kim Smith Cook

March 14, 2018

I remember meeting Pete in the mid 70's during one of the several times he played basketball with my brother Dan in our driveway. Almost immediately, I was drawn to his friendly personality and outgoing nature, genuine lovable traits that I'm sure followed him throughout his lifetime. The first girl I remember him spending time with was Kim. They connected so well and I admired their displays of friendship, obvious signs of happiness with one another, a bond of love leading to marriage, family and I'm sure so much more. Always and forever Pete will be alive in the hearts and minds of those he touched and those who love him.

My condolences,
Kim Smith Cook

Joan Johnson

March 14, 2018

Joan Johnson

March 14, 2018

Pete had endless time for our children.
We miss you Uncle Pete

Kathy Nortman

March 14, 2018

Rob and I were so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Kim.

Sharon Edgar

March 13, 2018

When I first met Pete I remember thinking what a lucky woman Kim was to have him by her side. He was a very special man.

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