Beverly Ann Johnson, 87, of Gaylord, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at McReynolds Hall.
Bev was born in Highland Park on June 5, 1930, the daughter of Harold “Bud” and Emma (Schenk) Seibert.
In 1950 she married Dale Johnson and soon after the couple purchased a two-story home with an attached gas station on the corner of US 27 and 4th Street in Gaylord.
From these humble beginnings the business now spans most of Northern Michigan known as Johnson Oil and has grown to include numerous gas stations/convenience stores, a quick lube oil change, a gas station/repair facility, an ice cream store, multiple automated diesel fueling stations, a propane division, The Ellison Place event center and more.
Bev and her husband were members and benefactors of the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church and generous supporters of the Otsego County Fair, The Alpenfest, 4-H, Otsego Memorial Hospital, SpringHill Camps (of Evart) and many other community programs.
Bev was preceded in death by her husband, Dale in 2004 and her granddaughter, Julianne in 2003.
She is survived by her sons, Steve (Debbie) and Kevin (Darce); grandchildren, Joshua (Samantha), Jada and Madison; great grandchildren, Dakota, Emma, Noa, Gracie and Bradley.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church.
Visitation will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will continue Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church from 10:00 AM until the time of services.
Contributions in honor of Beverly Johnson may be made to SpringHill Camps, through the Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.