Elmer Emanuel Johnson

1928 - 2019


Elmer Emanuel Johnson, 91 yrs, of Colorado Springs, CO, died Sunday July 7, 2019, in his residence. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, Sunday July 14, 2019, from 2-8PM. He will lie in state on Monday July 15, 2019, at Lower Light Church, Petersburg, MI, from 10 AM until the services at 11 AM. Pastor David Voss Will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg, MI.


Born June 22, 1928, in Reynoldsville, PA. Elmer was the son of David and Pearl (Oburn) Johnson. He was a 1948 Reynoldsville High School, PA, Graduate. He graduated from Eastern University, with a Bachelors in Theology in 1960. He served with the US Navy from 1950-1954. He married Martha Shephard on August 24, 1957, in DuBoise, PA. Martha died June 10, 2010. He was a Pastor for Lower Light church for 43 yrs, and also worked for Delta Mfg., Petersburg, for 15 yrs. He was a member of the Sheet Workers (Strand), Lower Light Church and founding member of the school board and was patriotic and loved gardening.


Survivors include: a son, David (Delona) Johnson; daughters, Rebecca (Gary) Osborn, Deborah Johnson; a sister, Agnes Murone, 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, siblings, Prudence Smith, Bertha Walker, Dorothy Jordan, Charlie Johnson, stillborn brother and 3 great-grandchildren.


Memorial contributions can be made to: Lower Light Church.


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