Virginia Frances Johnson
08/21/1925 - 05/26/2020
Obituary for Virginia Frances Johnson
Virginia F. Johnson, (Dauser/Wildeboer), age 94 of Kent City, Michigan, died on May 26, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband C. Robert (Bob); step-son, Robert (Butch) Johnson; step daughter in law, Sharon Johnson; parents Robert & Florence Dauser; brother, Bob & Sally Dauser, their children Bob & Gail Dauser; sister, Marge & Don Biggs; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. August Klint and Mr. & Mrs. William Dauser. Surviving are her wonderful children; Judi Wildeboer, Steve (Shirley) Wildeboer, Jeff (Yon) Wildeboer, Chris (Cindy) Johnson, and Kim (Brian) Christner; stepchildren, Gary (Helen) Johnson and their family, Mary Johnson and her family, Mary Jane (Byron) Brown & their family, Larry Johnson and his family, and Sandra Johnson; grandchildren: Todd (Becky), Heather (John), Ryan, PJ, Katie, Ethan (Rachele), Jacob, Logan, Devon, and Derek; great grandchildren, Sydney, Morgan, Ben, Taylor, Ivan, Cian, Ava, Elijah, Anthony, Weston and Rhyligh; brother, Ray (Mary) Dauser and his family; special cousin, Betty Jean (Jerry) Hendricks; many nieces and nephews; many friends at American Legion post 311, American Legion post 47, her Marine family and her friends at the Grand Rapids Outpatient clinic. Virginia was a past matron of the Eastern Stars post 109, room mother president at W. Kelloggsville and Sparta schools. Virginia was also active with the Marine Corps League Auxiliary since 1967, serving as department president, state president and ultimately national president in 1980. In this role, she attended many state & national functions to share her story, love and dedication to our service men and women. She wanted everyone to care for and honor our veterans and became known as “the travelling president.” In 1981, she decided that veterans awaiting medical services at the Grand Rapids Outpatient Clinic should be offered a cup a coffee. She then devoted the next 38 years to her veterans. She coordinated volunteers, purchased & delivered coffee and cookies and supported numerous events in her role as volunteer coordinator. In 2019, she was recognized for her 8000+ hours of volunteer service. Memorial donations may be made to the Walter Durkee American Legion Post 311 Virginia F. Johnson Scholarship Fund, the Marine Corps League Auxiliary National Scholarship Fund or Mamrelund Lutheran Church. Visitation is planned for August 20 with funeral services at Mamrelund on Virginia’s 95th birthday, August 21. Please prepare for a celebration of her amazing life.
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