OBITUARY

Alan Ray Johnson

November 3, 1947April 9, 2019
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Alan Ray Johnson 71, of Grand Rapids, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Born on November 3, 1947 in Grand Rapids to Vernon and Mildred Johnson. United in marriage to his back yard neighbor and fellow classmate from Catholic Central, Anne Marie Young on March 20, 1971. Survived by his wife of 48 years Anne, sons, Scott (Michelle), Michael (Jill) and Steven (Kerry). Grandchildren, Darian, Livi, Tyler, Ava, Addie, Lainey, Aiden, Liam, Kellan. Survived by sister Arlene (Dan) Rogalski and In laws Jack (Marge) Young, Dick (Laura) Young, Michelle Williams, David (Carol) Young snd sister in law Jane Young. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Vernon and Mildred Johnson, Grandparents, Leo and Hilda Johnson. Alan graduated from Catholic Central and served in the Air Force. Alan graduated from Grand Valley State University with a business degree. He then worked in sales, selling office components to furniture companies. Alan loved his family, he liked to cook, golf, and was an avid MSU fan. He loved watching his sons play sports at Catholic Central. He had a great sense of humor and was known for having a great comeback. Alan enjoyed lasting friendships, especially with his poker group and classmates from Catholic Central. Visitation for Alan will be Monday April 15, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Church 224 Carrier St. NE Grand Rapids starting at 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. also at St. Alphonsus Church. Military Honors will be accorded to Alan following the Mass. Please make donations in honor of Alan to Catholic Central Athletics.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Monday, April 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

Alan Ray Johnson

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Connie Vorenkamp

April 15, 2019

Anne,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Words are inadequate at a time like this but know how sorry we are for your loss. You and Al have always had a special place in my heart. It’s always been an honor to be part of your marriage celebration. 48 years in March, Wow!
With deepest sympathy,
Connie and Steve

J J

April 14, 2019

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