Life Story / Obituary
Daniel Lee Johnson of Traverse City, MI died peacefully at his home with his loving wife at his side on May 8, 2022.
Dan was born October 10, 1955, in Uniontown, PA the son of Donald Lee and Audrey Jean (Waggett) Johnson. As a young teenager, he learned carpentry from Grandpa Waggett, a skill set that he used throughout his career. In 1989 he moved to Traverse City.
On August 10, 1991, he was united into marriage with Susan Louise (Nelle) Johnson who survives. Also surviving is his mother Audrey Johnson, his sister Cheryl Reda, nephew Jesse Reda, niece Jordan Reda, In laws, Steve (Ruth) Nelle, Doug Nelle, many nieces and nephews and great niece and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
Dan and Susan had become friends with a group affectionately called the “Pond Family” the likes of which included the Schroeder’s, Leuter’s, Kings and Jason’s families. Cremation will take place.
A Celebration of Dan’s life will take place later this summer. Memorial contributions may be made to: Cherryland Humane Society or Munson Hospice.
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