On February 15, 2021, Ruth Ann Johnson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away at the age of 77 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s. She was ready to see Jesus after being home with hospice for 7 months. Ruth Ann was born on September 14, 1943 in Cadillac, Michigan to the late Arvid and Laura June (McQuestions) Johnson. She grew up in Leroy, Michigan where she loved playing with her 4 brothers and 1 sister. On July 7, 1962, she married the love of her life, Phil Johnson. Together, they moved to Germany while Phil was in the service for 2 years. They worked together on a farm, owning and running a store, Johnson’s grocery, and then in 1986 until now, owning Mostly Mo-Power. Starting in 2000, they spent many winters in St. Petersburg, Florida, one of her favorite places to be. They also spent many years attending car shows together and enjoying the upper peninsula. She was a devoted housewife and loved every minute of caring for her family.
Ruth Ann was an amazing cook, baker, homemaker, and mentor to so many. She loved hosting parties and making her family the best home cooked food. Ruth also loved to sew and work in her flowers, her favorite being sunflowers and lilacs. She loved the water, swimming, camping, boating and the beach. Ruth Ann was a beautiful and talented piano player and often played for church until Parkinson’s didn’t allow it. She loved Jesus and raised her family to love him too. Ruth Ann was an amazing woman of faith and wasn’t afraid to share it with others. She was a woman of many gifts and talents. Everyone that knew her and met her, loved her. Her smile was contagious and she was so funny. Ruth Ann was the most patient and loving woman, always putting others before herself.
She is survived by her amazing husband, Phil, son, Steve (Dawn) Johnson, daughters, Sandy (Darin) Winslow, and Angela Johnson and her greatest joys, her grandchildren Luke and Hope, along with her 4 siblings and many nieces and nephews. She loved nothing more than cooking the venison, fish, or squirrel Luke brought home and teaching Hope how to play the piano, bake and sew. Ruth Ann was lovingly referred to as “Aunt Fluff” by her nieces and nephews. She is leaving behind many close friends. Her beloved dog, Sunny, will miss her dearly. In addition to her parents, Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her in-laws, Harley and Coral Johnson and brother Dan Johnson.
One of Ruth Ann’s passions in the last couple of years was Rock Steady boxing. She was so thankful for the group of friends she made and the support system she had through this amazing organization for people with Parkinson’s disease. Her boxing name was “Fighter Fluff” and she was also known as the gal with the crazy socks, wearing crazy fun socks to every class.
A special thank you to Heartland Hospice Care for their amazing and loving care during mom’s time at home. Laura Hamp, the certified nursing assistant, was an unbelievable blessing during this time. She went above and beyond her job description, giving mom more love than we could have ever imagined. We are forever grateful to all of her caregivers from Heartland.
A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 20, 2021 at the Midland Missionary Church on south 11 mile in Midland, Michigan with Pastor Fred Becknell and Pastor David Kissinger officiating. There will be a time for family and friends to visit from 10:00-11:00 at the church and a luncheon in the church fellowship hall will follow. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be directed to Rock Steady boxing or Heartland Hospice Arrangements are under the care of Wilson MILLER Funeral Home. Personal messages of condolence maybe offered to the family at www.wilson-miller.com
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