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Michael Johnson

January 13, 1957 ~ March 31, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old


Michael Patrick Johnson, age 66, transitioned into his next life on Friday, March 31, 2023, at his home in Auburn, Indiana. Mike was born on Friday, January 13, 1957, in Erie, PA, to Audrey (Shellito) Drury and Parke Johnson. Mike attended North Western High School in Albion, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1975. In 1979 he married Janice Elaine Drury, and they had their first daughter that July. Mike and Jan would have two more daughters born in Erie, Pennsylvania, before moving as a family to Indiana in September 1987, where he lived the remainder of his years. Mike worked for the Auburn Foundry for nearly 20 years, followed by Fabtron Inc, Dalton Inc, and 5 Acre Mill. He enjoyed many extracurricular activities with his co-workers and peers, such as hunting and archery, camping with friends, and fishing. He was in a bowling and softball league and, in his later years, added woodworking to his list of hobbies. Mike and Jan celebrated 43 years of marriage in July 2022. He was a devoted husband, a wonderful father, and an amazing friend. Many who knew him called him "Iron Mike." He was welcomed into heaven by our Heavenly Father, an older brother Randy, who died at birth, a younger brother, Joseph "Bigfoot," a stepbrother Robert "Bobby," and one amazing stepsister, Kerrie (Charlie) Drury. 

He is survived by his wife, Janice Elaine Johnson of Auburn, Indiana. 
Daughter, Serena (Jason) Ballard of Auburn.
Daughter, Joyce Johnson of Auburn. 
Daughter, Marsha (Chad) Pfefferkorn of Pleasant Lake, Indiana. 
His mother, Audrey Drury of Cranesville, Pennsylvania. 
Stepsister, Terrie (Jo) Drury of Cranesville, Pennsylvania.
Brother, Timothy (Sandy) Johnson of Cranberry, Pennsylvania. 
Stepsister, Cindy (Terry) Black of Conneaut, Ohio. 
Stepbrother, Keith "Butch" Drury of Conneaut, Ohio. 
He is also survived and missed by six wonderful grandchildren, Tessa, Jason Jr, Lily, Henry, Kaylee, and Bella. 

A celebration of life gathering is planned for April 29, 2023 at the Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A Veterans Honor Guard salute will immediately follow at 3:00 PM. Memorial donations can go directly to the family.

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Celebration of Life
April 29, 2023

1:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755


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