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Merlin Johnson

November 5, 1945 ~ May 10, 2021 (age 75)


Merlin Johnson, 75, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 10, 2021.

Merlin was born November 5, 1945 in Mount Clemens, Michigan to Norwell and Marie Destross.  She graduated Alpena High School in 1963 and had James Johnson (son) in 1966.  During that time, she moved to Bloomington, Minnesota and had Brett (son) in 1971.  Merlin started work in 1976 working for Workman Services, Watt-Peterson and Meyers Printing selling professional printing.  She was a very hard worker and was very successful in her career.  She loved to travel and traveled all over the United States, her favorite places were Hawaii, Northern California, and New York City.  She loved gardening, camping, fishing, and reading.  Her favorite TV show was Everybody Loves Raymond and she loved listening to classical music.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren Courtney and Benjamin, she would take them to parks, movies, McDonald’s and attend their sporting events.  Her loving and caring spirit will surely be missed.  

Merlin is Survived by her children James Johnson, Brett (Jill) Johnson.  Grandchildren Courtney Johnson and Benjamin Johnson. Merlin was preceded in death by her parents Norwell and Marie Destross.  A private service will be held May 23.  A very special thank you goes to May Creek Memory Care and St. Joseph’s Hospice Care for taking care of Mom!


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