Obituary of Douglas Lee Johnson
Doug Johnson, 70 of Saginaw, A hard working family man with a big heart and a unique sense of humor. A husband, father, "Gramps," son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on March 23, 2019.Doug was born in Saginaw on September 23, 1948, the son of Christian Blair Johnson and the former Tharon Byron. He answered the call of our country and proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966-1970 during Vietnam. While at Harold's Bar, Doug met the former Sherry Markva. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on June 16, 1972. After thirty-two years of dedicated service, Doug retired from General Motors - Saginaw Steering Gear, where he was always a proud union member. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting, and is a member of the American Legion. Doug's love for his family and friends will live on for generations to come. He leaves to carry on his legacy, his devoted wife of nearly 47 years, Sherry; children, Tammy (Tim) LaRose, Sheila (Brian) Krulicki, Patti (Rodney) Hasse, Karrie (Andrew) Placher; mother, Tharon Wardlow; grandchildren, Christina (Mark), Kelsey (Will), Ryan, Madison, Jackie Ann (Mike), Brittany Ann, Samantha, Christopher, Alex, Macenzie, and Kaiden; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Kenley, Lainee, and Olivia Rae; siblings, Christine Anklam, Jan (Wayne) Rondo, Brad (Patty) Johnson and Melissa (Art) Hamm, along with his sisters-in-law, Connie (Mike) Cz, and Kathee Vance. A special Godson, Jim (Korey) McKay along with many nieces, nephews, and special friends, Joyce, Woje, and Mary also survive. Doug was welcomed home to heaven by his father, Christian Blair Johnson and step-father, Carl Wardlow, along with his brother-in-law, Jimmie Anklam, and special friend, Dennis McKay. Doug's family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 2:00 PM until Doug's 3:00 PM Life Celebration at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services (formerly Reitz-Herzberg), 1550 Midland Rd., between State & Gratiot. Doug's final resting place will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. 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.