In Memory

Michael Johanson

Michael Johanson


Michael Dee Johanson, born July 9, 1945 passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on September 12, 2017.He was born to Willard and Jean Johanson, the third of six children.

He was raised in a family that was active in the LDS Church. He served a full two year mission in Scotland. He attended the University of Utah. He took a summer class at Utah State where he met his Eternal Companion Kathleen Conrad Johanson. They were married September 13, 1967 and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple September 13, 1968. He got to spend his 50th Wedding Anniversary with his sweetheart who preceded him in death.

He graduated with his MBA from the University of Utah. He proudly served in the US Army from 1962-64. He served honorably in his many church callings, some of his favorite callings were that of a Gospel Doctrine Teacher, serving in the Jordan River Temple and being a faithful home teacher until the end. He enjoyed playing golf and vacations with his family.

He is survived by his 6 children; Mindy (Scott) Crowford, Michael Jr. (Dee), Natalie (Brandon) Carlile, Damon (Jodi), Brett (Allison), Tierney (Andrew) Syndergaard, 23 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen “Kaye” Johanson, parents Willard and Jean Johanson, brother Randy Johanson and grandson Abraham Johanson.

Special thanks to Quality Hospice, Jewls you were amazing, understanding and compassionate in our hour of need!

A Memorial Service for Mike will be held in the LDS chapel located at 2811 S. 6400 W. in West Valley City, Utah 84128. There will be a brief gathering with family at 2:30 pm and services for the funeral will begin at 3:00 pm on Monday September 18, 2017.


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09/16/17 04:53 PM #1    

John Stone


09/17/17 09:24 AM #2    

Craig Wilkinson

I remember Mike as a pole vaulter on the track team.  Always friendly. RIP Craig Wilkinson

09/17/17 09:39 AM #3    

Robert Furstenau

I met MIKE in the wrestling room the first day of practice my sophomore year.  He was in the next weight class above me so for three years we wrestled each other to develope our skills -- he was stronger than me and I took a beating everyday but he made me a better wrestler and a better man.  He was quiet but confident and always had a smile on his face-- the kind of smile that made you feel like he knew something that you didn't.  We were great friends and enjoyed our time together in school.  After school we all went our seperate ways of course but later we were able to play a little golf together.  That was another time to be schooled by Mike.   He helped met with my short game and we enjoyed the time together.   I told him I was having trouble with my accounting at work , he offered his services and a few months later he had it all figured out.  Again I was taught and it was good for both of us.  He was a genuine friend that I looked up to and admired.  He quietly went about taking care of his family and doing the Lord's work.  His was a life well lived and one to take note of.   May you  Rest In Peace with your eternal companion  and may God bless your posterity continually.  

Bob Furstenau   


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