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Ethel S Johnson

September 20, 1915 — March 16, 2016

Ethel S Johnson, age 100 of Baraga, MI passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Bayside Village in L’Anse where she had resided for nearly two years. She was born September 20, 1915 in Baraga, daughter to the late Herman and Wendla (Osterholm) Johnson. Ethel graduated Valedictorian from Baraga High School in 1933. She lived in Chicago, Texas, and for many years in Milwaukee where she worked for a CPA firm. In 1976 she retired back to her family home in Baraga where they had lived since 1918. Ethel enjoyed classical music, good mystery novels, sewing, working outdoors, and vegetable gardening. She loved her dogs and cats, and the wild birds that she fed for many years. She loved wildflowers and could identify all of them by name. She believed in hard work and still split her own firewood well into her eighties and drove a tractor in her nineties. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Baraga. She is survived by one nephew, Robert (Patricia) Carlson of Beloit, WI; two nieces, Jean Baril of L’Anse and Judith Carlson of Baraga; 1 great nephew; 4 great nieces; 3 great great nephews; six great great nieces. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Walfred Johnson and Evald Johnson; one sister, Adele Carlson; and one nephew, James Carlson. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Rev. Julie Belew officiating. The visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Baraga Cemetery. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may sign Ethel’s guest book or send condolences at

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