Harold Anthony Johnson, affectionately known as “Peanut,” 89, a lifelong resident of Hampton Twp., was born into eternal life on the morning of Saturday, October 17, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region. Harold was born in Hampton Twp. on July 23, 1926, the son of the late Anthony and Mary Jane (Finn) Johnson. He was united in marriage to the former Yvonne Latondress on November 25, 1950 and she preceded him in death on September 16, 1998. Throughout life, Harold was a well-respected potato farmer and a phenomenal Euchre player. He will forever be remembered for his kind, gentle, and caring ways. Harold was a faithful parishioner of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), its League of Catholic Women & Men, member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. VanRooy Council (3rd Degree), and the Essexville-Hampton Lions Club. He proudly served our country in the Army and will be deeply missed by his many family and friends. Left to cherish his memory are his five children, Nancy and husband, Bill Glaza, Sandy and husband, Gordy Hollister, Bill and wife, Marisue Johnson, Jane and husband, Paul Smith, Anne and husband, Bruce Appold; grandchildren, Sara and husband, James Tapazoglou, Molly and husband, Eric Costaris, Emily and husband, Adam Widman, Eric Johnson, Grant Smith, Patrick Smith, and Grace Appold; great-grandson, George Tapazoglou; sister, Luella Butchenkirch; sisters-in-law, Naomi and Irene Johnson; brother-in-law, Jack McCandless along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents and his wife, Harold was welcomed home to heaven by his siblings, Elaine Johnson, Madeline Wagner, Marlene McCandless, Walter Johnson and Robert Johnson. Harold’s family will be present to receive visitors on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Vigil for the Deceased at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, he will be taken to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville, where visiting will continue from 9:00 AM until the time of his 10:00 AM Funeral Liturgy. Fr. Jack Johnson will officiate with the Rite of Committal to be held in St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. Harold lived next to Mom & Dad, he always was kind and would help Dad when needed. He & Dad would share stories about basically anything & enjoy good coversations. Harold will be missed, not only in the neighborhood, but in the hearts of many, God called a good, man, father, & friend home.

  2. Nancy, Sandy, and all the Johnson Family. I am so sorry to here of your father’s passing. I remember him from when you lived on Jones Rd. He was always so nice. I know he had a great life, and his kids proved that. Great family, and I’m glad to say that I still see many of the kids regularly. God Bless.

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