Adeline C. Johnson, age 101, of Escanaba, passed away early Wednesday morning, January 27, 2021 at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. She was born on December 21, 1919 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Walter C. and Louise K. (Kull) VonHorn. Adeline was raised in the Chicago where she also graduated from high school. Before meeting her future husband, Marvin Johnson, she was a secretary and helped out with the war effort as a candy striper nurse. When the war was over, the former Adeline VonHorn married Marvin Johnson of Escanaba on May 11, 1946 and he preceded her in death on March 23, 1976. Together, the couple shared nearly 30 years of marriage. Adeline and Marvin moved to Escanaba and started a family. She was a homemaker and cared for her husband and children. Adeline was a dedicated Christian her entire life and it gave her great pleasure. When asked on her 100th birthday the secret to living so long, Adeline had a simple answer, “I’m treated so well here, I have no worries. That’s the main thing, no worries, and my family is doing fine.”
Adeline C. Johnson is survived by her son, Scott (Lorie) Johnson of Alpharetta, GA; daughter, Penny Kuprion of Louisville, KY; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Adeline was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth VonHorn.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Adeline will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery.
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