Johnnie Georgia Roberta DeBernard

LAURIUM – Johnnie Georgia Roberta DeBernard, 72, a resident of Laurium, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014.

She was born October 6, 1941 in Detroit to Louis “Jiggs” and Mildred (Niemi) DeBernard. She graduated from Edwin Denby High School with the Class of 1959 and then received her Bachelor’s of Science in Math and Biology from the University of Michigan.

Johnnie taught in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and in 1987 moved to Calumet. In Calumet she worked at a variety of jobs ending with teaching in Calumet High School until her retirement in 2008. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, crafts and singing. Locally, she has been involved in activities with the Calumet Players, the Pine Mountain Music Festival and the Calumet Friends of the Library.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are one aunt, four uncles and several cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet with Pastor Peter Vorhes to officiate.

Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday.

Spring Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.

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