Daniel James Johnson, 61, passed away on Tuesday, August 29th

Daniel James Johnson, 61, of Stevensville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 211 Church St., St. Joseph, with V. Rev. Robert Creagan officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan or American Cancer Society. Those wishing to leave a condolence online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Dan was born on January 27, 1956, in St. Joseph, to Kenneth and LaVerne (Modigell/Ehrenberg) Johnson. He attended Lake Michigan Catholic and St. Joseph school systems, where he made lifelong friends.

Dan was the most humble, generous man you could ever meet and never uttered an unkind word. He had a great sense of humor and was laughing with friends even in his final hours. Dan was a hard worker and loyal to the family business. He was Production Manager at Dee-Blast Corp. in Stevensville for 30 years before his retirement.

Dan is survived by his loving siblings, Irene (Brian) Ledford, Carol (Dennis) Day, Kenneth Johnson, Jr., Michael (Marlene) Johnson, Ruth (Butch) Franks, Judy (Dr. Allen) Zencka, Mary (Don) Bunnell, and Tom Johnson. Along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces & nephews, and his uncle Dick (Mary Jane) Johnson and Aunt Delores Frantz. He had an especially close relationship with his niece Mia.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Allan Johnson.

The family would like to thank all of his great friends for their support in the final days, especially Bill Dine and Phil Larson.

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