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Jean Elaine Irwin Johnsen


1917 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Jean Elaine Irwin Johnsen Obituary
Johnsen JEAN ELAINE IRWIN; formerly of Chelsea; age 96; died July 6, 2014; at Trinity Place, Albemarle, NC. She was born August 8, 1917, on the family farm in Sharon Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan, the fourth of five children to Max H. and Edith Lawrence Irwin. Mrs. Johnsen received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 1937, she married Albert Christian Johnsen, Superintendent of Chelsea Public Schools. Three children survive: Harriet Kief Jernquist of New Jersey, David Chris Johnsen of Iowa, and Eric Merriman Johnsen (Judy Hrcka) of North Carolina; and seven grandchildren, Jill Marie Johnsen, Gwen Johnsen Bradley, Eric Christian Jernquist, Jon Peter Jernquist, Joseph Christian Johnsen, David Paul Johnsen, and Kenneth Robert Johnsen. There are also seven great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, that survive. A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Albert and Jean Johnsen at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Chelsea First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Joy Barrett, officiating. Internment will be at North Sharon Cemetery, Sharon Township, the Rev. Laura Osborne, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of organizations, including Chelsea First United Methodist Church.
Published in Heritage Newspapers on July 30, 2014
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