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jeanette johnson

Posted on Feb. 11, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

April 23, 1927 - Feb. 5, 2013

ELKHART — Jeanette Holderman Johnson, 85, of Elkhart, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

She was born April 23, 1927, in Bremen to Otis and Hermina (Feldon) Holderman.

Jeanette graduated from Bremen High School and attended Indiana University where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.

She married David L. Johnson of Nappanee on July 20, 1947. They lived in Lafayette before moving to Elkhart in 1948.

She worked at Elkhart Brass until the birth of their children.

Jeanette was a member of Tri-Kappa, serving as recording secretary, volunteered as a “Pink Coat” and was a lifetime member of the Elkhart General Hospital Auxiliary. She volunteered at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Braille Committee. Jeanette also did the book reviews for the Literary Guild of Elkhart County for many years.

Jeanette is survived by her husband of 65 years, David L. Johnson; children Craig C. Johnson of Cary, Ill. and Jill (Bruce) Nix of Crown Point; grandchildren David (Candace) Johnson, Sean Johnson, Carrie Johnson, Kevin Nix and Russell (Brittany) Nix; and great-grandchildren Mason and James Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sue Holderman Mace.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Rees Funeral Home, Winfield Chapel, 10909 Randolph St., Crown Point. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the funeral home.

Rees Funeral Home, Winfield Chapel, assisted with arrangements, The funeral home can be reached at 219-661-2600 or online at www.reesfuneralhomes.com.