Esther Johnson



Memorial Contributions:

Faith Hospice

2100 Raybrook SE Suite 300 Grand Rapids, MI 49546


The Killgoar Foundation for IHM School

1935 Plymouth Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Esther Johnson of Grand Rapids, MI was called home to our Lord and Savior on January 26, 2023, at the age 83.

Esther graduated from St. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Ionia, Michigan in 1957. She moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where she met the love of her life, Arnold. They were married on October 17, 1959. She was a stay-at-home mom to her four children. She loved to sing, play guitar, cross- stitch, sew, garden, cook, play cards, do puzzles, and read. Her greatest joy was spending time with family. She loved attending her grandchildren’s sports, recitals, performances, and never missed an opportunity to spoil them. She had an unshakeable faith in God! She was everyone’s “go-to” prayer warrior and pillar of strength. Even though she will be greatly missed, she has left us with a legacy of faith and love.

She was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Johnson; and great-grandson, Dylan. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Arnold Johnson; her children, Kim (Ken) Coffman, Brenda (Brian) Hall, Victoria Johnson; grandchildren, Joshua (Anna) Coffman, Erin (Mase) Brown, Katie Hall, Brittany (Eric) Anderson, Joseph Hall, Elizabeth Hall; great-grandchildren, Kayd, Harmony, Faith, Joylynn, Alaina, Brooklyn, and Patrick; sister, Marty Baczewski; brother, Robert (Eileen) Mooney; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11am on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1935 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Troy Nevins presiding. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions in Esther’s memory can be made to Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook SE Suite 300 Grand Rapids, MI 49546 or The Killgoar Foundation for IHM School, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

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7 Responses

  1. I am so very sorry uncle Arnie, Kim, Brenda and Vickie for the loss of aunt Eater. Praying for comfort and strength for you during this hard time. Praying the Holy Spirit will bring peace until you see her again.

    Debbie Ruhl

  2. So sorry for your loss. Your Mom will be greatly missed. Prayers and (((HUGS))) to all of you.

  3. God bless your family Brenda and you mourn the passing of your beautiful mother Esther. May she rest in peace. And may you know joy in the midst of sorrow through the wonderful memories you shared.

  4. So sorry to hear of this uncle Arnie. She was one of my favorites. Even though we didn’t see each other a lot I will miss her. My condolences to you and Kim and Brenda and Vicky.

  5. To Arnie, & Marty, Mike, and Matt,
    My deepest condolences & sympathy upon Esther’s passing.

  6. Arnie, I am so sorry to hear the news of Esther’s passing. Though I haven’t been able to get up to Michigan much to see y’all over the past several years, please know that she will be missed. We all have very fond memories of her and your family over the years.
    My condolences to you, Kim, Brenda and Vicky.

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