Michigan Memorial Funeral Home & Michigan Memorial Park


Joseph Morris Johnson

November 19 , 1928 - February 08 , 2018

Joseph Morris Johnson
Joseph Morris Johnson
1928 - 2018


Wednesday, February 14, 2018
1:00 - 8:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Thursday, February 15, 2018
11:00 AM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment in Michigan Memorial Park



JOHNSON, Joseph M., age 89, of Taylor, February 08, 2018. Joseph was formerly from southwest Detroit, born in Highland Park, Michigan on November 19, 1928. He is the beloved husband of the late, departed wife Gerda (Sidow). Dear son of the late Morris and Margaret Johnson, proud father of Linda (Charles) Jones, stepfather of Gunter Sr. (Judy) Wolff, of Berlin, Germany. Dear grandfather of Joseph, Christine (Joe), Gunter Jr., Richard, and great-grandpa of Emily, Brayden and Edward. Loving brother of Ruth (the late Rudy), Richard (the late Margaret), Alice (the late Ted), Robert (Louise), Carolyn, Morris (the late Dolly) and Irene. Dear brother-in-law of Inge Gwiazda and the late Edward Gwiazda. Also survived by many cousins, nephews and nieces in the Detroit area and in California. He was a graduate of Western High School in Detroit, a graduate of U of D Mechanical Engineering College, served in the U.S. Army Intelligence during the Korean War. Joseph is a member of the Southgate, MI V.F. W Post 9238. He retired as a Body Design Engineer from Ford Motor Research and Engineering in Dearborn, in 1991.


Linda and Family, we send our condolences and prayers. We are sure you will have many warm memories to remember you Father and Joe and Christene's Opa. David Mancini

Linda I'm so sorry for your loss, I will always remember meeting your dad aka Dick Purtin. May you have comfort knowing he's no longer in pain & is with your mom again. Cheryl Lang