Alvin Louis Johns, 94, of Carr St., Negaunee, passed away Monday morning, January 11, 2021 at his home in the presence of his loving wife and daughters.
Alvin was born October 8, 1926 in Iron Mountain to Anton and Frances (Valentine) Johns and attended Kingsford schools. Alvin was an honorably discharged Veteran of the United States Navy. He married Carol M. Dauzy on June 20, 1952 and together they raised two children and were foster parents to many girls for over 20 years.
Alvin worked early in his life on the ore carriers of the Great Lakes. He also worked for 15 years in Toledo, OH, at Wonder Bread. He then moved to Negaunee and worked for Bunny Bread in Marquette until his retirement, making countless friends along the way. They would go to Pat’s Bar on Friday’s after work for a couple beers and to play pool (he was a great player).
Mr. John’s was member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Negaunee, and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and VA Romo Post #3165, Negaunee VFW. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, playing pool, woodworking, singing, playing cards, going for walks and meeting new people.
Surviving are his loving wife, Carol Johns; a daughter, Cheryl Vasseau of Negaunee; special daughter, Cindy Petrocik of Negaunee; two granddaughters, Kyla Vasseau and Leah Johns; two great-granddaughters, Vanessa and Athena Butler; two sisters, Dorothy and Carolyn; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special neighbors, Lonnie and Marian; and many life-long friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Alvin, Jr.; a granddaughter, Amber Vasseau; four brothers and two sisters.
Honoring Alvin’s wishes, no public services will be held. Interment will be in Northland Chapel Gardens.
Mr. Johns’ memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com