Jeannette (Jean) M. Judd Johnson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend met Jesus face to face on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Jean was born to Archie and Carrie Judd on April 8, 1922 in Montrose, Wisconsin. She grew up in a family of 6 in a small, tar paper shack in the vast prairies surrounding Baker, Montana. After graduating from Baker High School, she moved, alone, to Washington DC, where she worked as a secretary for Senator Claude Pepper, then, at the Library of Congress.
Tt was there that she met then later married serviceman, Bob Johnson, on June 17, 1944. Following World War II, Jean and Bob returned to his home town of Fremont, Michigan where they raised a musical family of seven children and involved themselves, heavily, as charter members in the life and ministry of Fremont Wesleyan Church (now Inspire Church). Jean was the last living charter member of that church. The impact of this little woman’s life upon her family, her church, The Newaygo Medical Care Facility and her community cannot be overstated.
Jean is survived by children Beverly Tinsey Johnson, Bob (Bernadine) Johnson, Greg (Marta) Johnson, Dr Doug (Lou Ann) Johnson, Mary VanHouten Johnson, Julie (Mark) Brown, Marijo (Gene) Barnes, 18 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, her father and mother, Archie and Carrie Judd, brothers: Johnnie and Jay Judd, sister Jessie Wiman Osborn, sons Mark and Steve Johnson, and grandson Silas Johnson.
Jean fought the good fight. She finished her course. She kept the faith, leaving a remarkable legacy of unconditional love, caring and wisdom to all who knew her.
A memorial service honoring Jean’s life will be held at the Inspire Church in Fremont on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 3 P.M. Masks are optional, and social distancing will be practiced. The service can also be watched live stream at the Inspire Church Facebook page (facebook.com/liveinspired.church).
Memorials suggested, in lieu of flowers, to Insight Pregnancy Services. You can sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com. Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.