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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Jalmer Johnson

Daily Mining Gazette, Houghton MI - Tuesday September 21, 1971 pg 2

Jalmer Johnson, 69, passed away Monday night in the Houghton County Medical Care Facility where he had been a patient for the past three weeks.

He was born November 13, 1901, in Toivola, a son of Anna and Elias Johnson and attended the Toivola School.

Mr. Johnson first was employed in the Silver Mines in Mullen, Idaho and later worked at Pearl Harbor building bomb shelters. During World War II he was in the Merchant Marines and then had sailed on the Great Lakes until his retirement at the age of 61. During the off-seasons he had made his home in Toivola and had been custodian of the Toivola Cemetery.

He was a member of the Toivola Apostolic Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his wife, the former Saima R. Honkavaara; two daughters, Beverly and Linda of Detroit; a son, Raymond Johnson of St. Clair Shores; a step-son, Harold Lindgren of Atlanta, GA; several grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Walter (Mamie) Salmi of Lakeview Manor, Hancock; two brothers, Ralph Johnson of West Allis, WI and Wilhart Johnson of Toivola and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Toivola Apostolic Lutheran Church, the Rev. Richard Barney to officiate. Burial will be in the Toivola Cemetery.

The body will be taken to the church at 12 noon Thursday from the Jukuri Funeral.

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