Gail Yvonne Johnson

Whittemore, Michigan
September 6, 1938 - May 1, 2020

Service Location

A Celebration of Life Service will be announced and held at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Gail Yvonne Johnson, age 81 of Whittemore, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on May 1st, 2020.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years; Milo Lee Johnson, her sister; Shirley (Richard) Shaw and sister-in-law; Gola Henderson. Loving children; Daryl (Carla) Johnson, Harold (Marsha) Johnson, Rita (Brett) Vukasin, Duane Johnson, Theresa Stull, Lisa (Frank) Vukasin, Alan (Christie) Johnson and Lisa Ann Green. Gail was a loving grandmother to 31 Grandchildren, 58 Great-Grandchildren, 3.5 Great-Great Grandchildren.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Shirley (Black) Harsh. Brother’s, Larry and Dale, Sister’s; Janet (Jim) Runyan, Arlene (Robert) Webb and granddaughter; Makayla.

Gail married Milo Johnson in 1954 and raised seven children and one adopted daughter. She retired from the Montrose School System before returning to the family farm in Whittemore. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and cherished spending time with all of her grandchildren. Gail loved going to church and working with her sister, Arlene, at the Flea Market in Hale. She was active in church, at Pioneer Power in West Branch and the Iosco County Fair.

Per Gail’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced and held at a later date.

Online condolences to the family may be made below.


Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Gail to the Iosco County Fairgrounds.


Prayers of comfort an strength for the family of Gail Yvonne Johnson. She was a good lady interesting
Loved chatting with her an Arlene Webb. God rest their souls their together. My thoughts an prayers to all her family at this time. Specially Milo. God be with you.
— Eileen M Castonguay-Kindell
Sorry Milo. You had a good one
— Dick Pfahl
Deeply saddened to hear of Gail's passing So many good memories. She was a great lady. My deepest condolences to Milo and family.
Marie Denstedt
— Marie Denstedt
Sorry to hear of Gails Passing, she was a great Friend,we will all miss her! Praying for you and your family milo
— Eva Phelps
We are so sorry to hear of Gail’s passing. She was a great lady and always smiling.
— Allen and Diane philbrick
Prsyers, she was loved by everyone.
— Warren Rhoads
So sorry to hear about Gail's passing. The entire family is in our thoughts and Prayers. The community has lost a very special lady.
— Cheri & Jeff Short
Milo and family, my deepest sympathies go out to you all. May God give you the peace that you seek.
— Jennifer Gertz
Im sorry Milo, my friend. Gail was a great lady
— Bill VanVoorst
She always had a smile. Sorry to hear . Prayers for Milo and family. Carol, Jennifer, and Doug and Diane Webb
— Carol webb
Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Johnson Family,R.I.P. Gail
— Rick Barnes
sorry to hear that Gail is no longer with she and Milo have been my good friends for many years.
— Wesley Shortt---Hoppy
Milo, I wish words could convey our deep sorrow at Gail's passing. We will miss her so much. She was such a good hearted person.
— Joe and Maggie French
Gail will be missed greatly by all who knew her. She had a big heart for everyone and certainty loved by many. Be well Milo. May her memories bring you peace & comfort. Sincerely, Glenn & Carol Ann Johnson
— Glenn Johnson
Sorry to hear this I was a really good friend of Gails thoughts and prayers with Milo and the family Love you all
— Barbara Crandall
I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with Gail. She was full of laughter . Now, Gail you and Arlene can finish any unsaid conversations. Milo, Take care and remember all the good times.
— Dorothy Lehman
Milo, we are so sorry to hear of Gails passing. Always enjoyed working with her at the fair. Glen and Rose Bargo.
— Rose Bargo
Milo and family, So sorry . I will miss her. Prayers for you and all your family. Glenda.
— Glenda Brindley
Thinking of Gail and Her Beautiful Outlook on Life. Her Sunny dispersion and Her Amazing Family; who represent the Love She Gave so freely. Praying Our Lord will Lift and Carry You all through this time.
— Cyndi Lund Thompson
So sorry to hear about Gail ! We love her so much and always enjoyed being with you ! Are prayers with you Milo .
— Melvin and Ginger Wilson
I miss you 2 coming into Home Depot in West Branch to see me just so i could get a hug from Gail. Love you Milo. Hugs and prayers
— Danielle ( Dani Purdue) Powers
So very sorry to hear of Gail's passing Milo. She was such a fun loving person with such a big heart and truly will be missed by many. Pleased know, that you and your loving family are in my thoughts and prayers at this most vulnerable time.. May the memories that you shared for so many wondeful years help warm your heart and ease your pain. RIP Dear Gail
— Holli Thurston
Prayers and sympathy for the family. Sister Rose (Maryann Goodrow)
— sister Rose
Dear Johnson family, I am so sorry to hear of Gail's passing. I am keeping Milo and the rest of the family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sandi
— Sandra Helms

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