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 Kathryn “Auntie” <I>Graska</I> Johnson

Kathryn “Auntie” Graska Johnson

Birth
Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA
Death 19 Nov 2012 (aged 99)
Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA
Burial Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 101020487 · View Source
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"Auntie" Kathryn Johnson, age 99 of Grand Haven passed away Monday, November 19, 2012. Kathryn was born to the late Albert and Elizabeth (Berg) Graska on December 7, 1912 in Grand Haven. She married Hilding Johnson on April 28, 1938. He preceded her in death in July of 1973. Kathryn was the oldest member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ. She and her husband Hilding founded the Johnson Grocery Store in the late 1940's . Kathryn loved spending time working there until they sold it in the mid 60's. She enjoyed the beauty and variety of flowers. Kathryn loved driving by Lake Michigan for a glimpse of the Grand Haven pier and a trip around the "Oval". She was an avid bridge player with a competitive edge when it came to tournaments. Kathryn is survived by her niece, Judy (Donald) Bennink of Lamont; nephew, Jon (Darlene) Graska of Grand Haven; great nieces and nephews, Kent Bennink, Marissa Sturtevant, Jon (Christina) Graska, D.J. (Trisha) Bigler, Barrie Brosseit, Paul (Rhonda) Johnson, Mark (Barbara) Johnson; and several great-great nieces and nephews. Auntie was preceded in death by her nephew, Don Bigler; niece, Sally Brosseit; sister, Eleanor Bigler; and brother, William Graska. Funeral services for Kathryn will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ with Pastor John Carpenter officiating and Pastor Bill Merchut assisting. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Lake Forest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given in Kathryn's name to St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Please visit www.klaassenfuneralhome.com to sign Kathryn's on-line guest book or share a memory with the family. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.


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  • Created by: Glenn Geirland
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101020487
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kathryn “Auntie” Graska Johnson (7 Dec 1912–19 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101020487, citing Lake Forest Cemetery, Grand Haven, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Geirland (contributor 40342511) .