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Olaf Kjer Johnson

July 20, 1928 July 29, 2012
Olaf Kjer Johnson
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Obituary for Olaf Kjer Johnson

Olaf �Ollie� Kjer Johnson, age 84, passed away on July 29, 2012.

Olaf was born in Detroit on July 20, 1928, the third child of Olaf and Lillian (Wilson) Johnson. He attended Milford Memorial High School, graduated in 1947 and a year later he married Esther Wardlow, his high school sweetheart. Ollie and Esther, along with their 2 children, Lynette and Bob, lived in the Waterford area. Ollie worked for Detroit Edison (DTE) and upon retirement moved with Esther to Colorado.

During his life in Michigan, Ollie was active in sports, including refereeing High School basketball and playing tennis and golf. He also loved to play bridge with his friends. In Colorado, he enjoyed his family, the mountains and traveling. He was a quick with jokes and loved people.

He was preceded in death by his son Robert (Laura) Johnson and sister Greta (Forest) Melzer.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Esther Johnson; daughter, Lynette (Dennis) Killeen; grandchildren, Molly (Matt) Nutting, Sean Killeen, Kerry Killeen, Erik Johnson, Emily Johnson, George Johnson; siblings, Norman Johnson, Joe (Linda) Johnson, Malcolm (Brenda) Johnson, Christine Johnson, as well as nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty, Milford on Saturday, August 4, at 12 Noon. Friends may visit 11 am until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Adam�s Camp.

For further information please phone 248.684.6645.

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