Stephen Ford Johnson

February 4, 1968April 7, 2014

Our gentle son, Steve, age 46, passed away unexpectedly at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids on April 7, 2014. Steve was born on February 4, 1968 in Loma Linda, California, and as a youngster he experienced numerous moves while his dad served in the Air Force. Steve loved all critters and would rescue any that crossed his path. He loved soccer, playing the trombone, computer games, and ice cream. It was important to Steve to be registered as an organ donor, and he was able to give life to others as his last important task on earth. Steve was the proud father of two of our beautiful granddaughters, Brianna and Kayla Johnson. He loved them very much. He is also survived by both parents, Jerry and Linda Johnson; his younger brother, Matthew (Cheri); their children, Jacey and Cole; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will hold a private memorial service in the near future. We would like to thank the staff at Spectrum Health and the Michigan Gift of Life team for their kindness and compassion. Memorial contributions may be sent to Ferrysburg Community Church Youth Program in Stephen’s name. The family is being served by Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel.


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Doreen Jones

April 30, 2014

I can't begin to express my sadness in Steve's passing. I knew him from early childhood as a neighbor and our families were good friends. He was a gentle soul. I am praying for comfort for his parents and family members. RIP Steve.

Kirsten West

April 17, 2014

Steve had one of the kindest and loving hearts I have ever encountered. Very sad to hear the passing of such a sweet natured person. May he rest in peace, and may his daughters grow knowing how much he loved them.

April 13, 2014

I enjoyed working with Steve at NOCH he was kind
Gods Blessings,
Leslie Davis, Spring Lake

Leslie Davis

April 13, 2014

I enjoyed working with Steve at NOCH he was very kind. Gods Blessings

Eileen Stalec

April 12, 2014

In all of my years at NOCH I never worked with such a kind and gentle person.....and his patients loved him!

Pam Ledford

April 12, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of his family. I enjoyed working with Steve at NOCH.

Shirley Buckner

April 11, 2014

So sorry to Steve's family for your loss. Steve will be deeply missed. I enjoyed working with Steve when he worked at NOCH.

Craig Powers

April 11, 2014

Even as a boy in elementary school, Stephen was a such a kind & gentle person. His classmates & teachers recognized & appreciated that in him; every day his smile & so easy to be around. Thank you for sending such a wonderful person to us! I'm so sorry for your loss.

April 11, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Sending hugs to all of you from the UP.
Karin and John

Melissa Deans

April 11, 2014

My deepest sympathies to Steve's entire family. When I worked with Steve, he always did a great job. He will be missed....prayers especially for his daughters.