Maurice Kent Johnson
February 13, 1928
September 16, 2023 (95 years old)
Maurice Kent Johnson was not just a beloved family member but also a cornerstone of the Menominee community. Born in the early 20th century, Maurice witnessed the transformation of a nation and the resilience of his community through countless challenges. His tales of yesteryears were a testament to his strength, wisdom, and unwavering spirit. These stories were treasures, teaching lessons of perseverance, kindness, and the importance of community.
Maurice’s service to his country was another of his proudest achievements. A dedicated member of the Menominee American Legion Post 146, he often spoke of the camaraderie and bonds formed during his service years. His dedication to the Post and his fellow servicemen and women reflected his character – selfless, committed, and ever-resilient.
His love for Carole and their children was the guiding light of his life. In their golden years, the pair could often be seen taking walks, reminiscing about their adventures, and planning new ones. The joy he derived from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren was palpable. Their milestones were his milestones, their achievements, his pride.
As we remember Maurice, it’s essential to honor not just the man he was, but also the values he upheld. He believed in service – to his family, country, and community. His generosity extended beyond his immediate family, evident in his final wishes for donations to be made to organizations close to his heart.
As we gather to pay our respects, let’s remember Maurice for the life he lived, the people he touched, and the legacy he leaves behind. His life was a tapestry of cherished moments, shared love, and invaluable lessons for all.