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Susanna Marie (Nicholas) Johnson

February 10, 1931 ~ April 6, 2021 (age 90)


Susanna Marie Johnson age 90 of Auburn, IN died Tuesday, April 6, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.  Susanna was born February 10, 1931 in Richland Twp. – DeKalb County to Forrest R. and Adah Fay (Goe) Nicholas and they preceded her in death. She married Vernon Roy Johnson on August 27, 1949 in Pickstown, SD and he died August 19, 1993. She had worked at Wendy’s for a few years, doing salads and prepping before retiring in 2002.

Susanna enjoyed quilting, sewing, watching “her” birds, gardening, mowing her lawn and family history.

She had encountered several battles with cancer and was a member of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene; Charter member of the DeKalb County Genealogy Society and the Steuben County Genealogy Society. She was the secretary of her Sunday School Class and enjoyed sending out the Sunday school papers and birthday cards during COVID.

Susanna is survived by her children: Roy Johnson, Garrett, IN; Shirley Springer, New haven, IN; Keith Johnson, Auburn, IN; Karen Cope-Kaiser, Edon, OH; 14 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 17 great great grandchildren.

Susanna was preceded in death by her parents: Forrest R. and Adah Fay Nicholas; husband: Vernon Roy Johnson; grandson: Matt Johnson; brother: Gerald Nicholas.

Services will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Auburn Church of the Nazarene, 2301 N. Main St., Auburn, IN 46706 with Pastor Mark Mahoney officiating.

Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the church.

Burial will take place in Christian Union Cemetery – Garrett, IN.

Pall bearers will be: Dayton Cope, Tyler Johnson, Brian Johnson, Shannon Cope, Nicholas Cope and Michael Johnson, Jim Bauman and Eddie Medellin.

Memorials are to the Auburn Church of the Nazarene or Heartland Hospice.

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April 10, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Auburn Church of the Nazarene (Auburn)

Funeral Service
April 10, 2021

1:00 PM
Auburn Church of the Nazarene (Auburn)


Heartland Hospice

Auburn Church of the Nazarene
2301 Main St, Auburn IN 46706

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