Deanna Lee Johnson
1960 - 2019
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Johnson, Deanna Lee Commerce Township, MI formerly of Chelsea Age 59, passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Ascension Providence Hospital - Novi Campus. She was born June 16, 1960 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the daughter of Samuel Joseph & Joyce A. (Peters) Johnson. Deanna graduated from Chelsea High School in 1978, and attended Eastern Michigan University studying business. She currently worked in the HR department at Bosch, where she was well-loved by her Bosch family. Deanna had worked for DTE. She also worked part-time and taught classes at JoAnn Fabric in Novi. Deanna was a skilled crafter who loved quilting and cross-stitching. She made many treasured items for family and friends. She is survived by her mother, Joyce Johnson of Chelsea; her sister, Christine Hawker of Napoleon. She was "Aunt Anna" to her two nieces, Kelsey and Alyssa Hawker. She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Johnson, and her grandmother, Vera Peters. Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 19, 4:00 pm at Cole Funeral Chapel, with visitation from 2-4 pm.


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Published in Ann Arbor News from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2019.
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January 5, 2020
We first met Deanna at Joann's in Novi when we signed up for an introductory quilting class that she was teaching. Her patience and love for her craft stood out to us and caused us to sign up for more classes. Over the years, we came to know her not only as an incredible instructor, but an even better friend. We always looked forward to seeing Deanna and loved to hear her talk about Houdini, her beloved family, and her friends at Bosch. We are shocked and saddened by her loss, and our thoughts go out to her loved ones during this difficult time.
Courtney & Diane Hausner
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December 19, 2019
So sorry to hear of Deanna's passing. Our prayers to her family and friends during this difficult time. Ed and Cindy Swope
Ed and Cindy Swope
December 19, 2019
So sorry to hear this news. Deanna was such a great person who always took extra time to ask about personal life when I would call about work. I will really miss chatting with her.
Libby Caldwell
December 19, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Deanna was a great co-worker and a big part of the Bosch family. She will be missed.
Katie Aeschliman
December 18, 2019

Deanna will always be remembered with Joy and Love by her HR IT friends.
Jason Crosby
December 18, 2019
I worked with Deanna at Joanne's in Novi. I enjoyed sharing ideas about quilting. Deanna encouraged and had a kind word for everyone. You will be missed. Rest peacefully my friend.
Maggie Jarrell
December 18, 2019
Very sad news. My deepest condolences to family and friends.
Nicole Mata
December 18, 2019
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December 18, 2019
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December 17, 2019
I last saw Deanna here at Joannes. She told me she was leaving and said Joanns she said Michigan. You could have knocked me over with a feather when I was told of her passing at work. I was not prepared at all. Deanna helped me get I to essential oils and gave me my first essential oils book. She used to make me lotion bars and share her recipes with me. I finally perfected them. I still have some from her. I know she is in a better place. Smelling fabulously of patchouli.
Sharon Hearns
December 17, 2019
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December 17, 2019
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Jason Paradowski
December 17, 2019
We will always remember you.
Carolina de Arriba
December 16, 2019
Janet Lum
December 16, 2019
She was a wonderful friend during high school. She will be missed
December 16, 2019
Dear family and friends.
I feel fortunate to have worked closely with Deanna during her first years at Bosch. I will always remember how kind and interesting she was. I found her snarky quick wit sooo funny and genuine! I truly feel grateful to have known her. My deepest condolences, and may you find peace in the coming days, in the light of the Lord.
Lisa Ruthig
December 16, 2019
Dear Joyce, Chris and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Deanna. Such a heartbreak to lose her, especially at such an early age and so suddenly. My heart goes out to all of you.
Rose Borton
Rose Borton
December 16, 2019
I will miss you my friend!!
Susan Plowman
December 16, 2019
We will miss you beautiful lady! Sending light and love to family and friends.
from all of us at the Novi Viking Sewing Gallery
December 16, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss.
Tracey Keeny
December 16, 2019
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Melissa Bergstrom
December 16, 2019
Joyce and family: I am so sorry for
your loss. It is so hard to have to
lose a child, but you know also that
she is with her Father and Grandparents.
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Eleanor Schmidt Hall.
December 16, 2019
May God bless you during this time of sorrow. My prayers are with the family.
Joni Grant
December 16, 2019
I am still at loss for words about Deanna's unexpected passing.

She was a wonderful and very kind soul, a good listener and very creative. I will never forgot, when she brought me a Reese's 'flower' bouquet to comfort me. Her hand-knitted pumpkins are sitting on our table in our home and will always be a reminder of a wonderful person whom I happy to have met.

Deanna will be missed dearly.
Martina Reik
December 16, 2019
I will truly miss Deanna! She was a joy to work with on many projects at Bosch.
Zanetta Lee ParksMurray
December 16, 2019
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December 16, 2019
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December 16, 2019
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December 15, 2019
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December 15, 2019
Tracey Harper
December 15, 2019
I have many fond memories working with Deanna during our time together at Bosch. I will always remember her festive spirit and creativity, impressive grammatical and trivia knowledge, edgy wit, and overall kindness. She wrote me a short note before my departure from Bosch with words of encouragement that I will forever cherish, words that meant a great deal coming from someone of her caliber. Deanna empowered other women and left a lasting impact on many. My heart is with her family and friends as they grieve this tragic loss.
Catherine Chaplin
December 15, 2019
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Sue Wood
December 15, 2019
Here at joann fabrics, our hearts are broken. Deanna's creativity and talent were inspiring to all of us, her kind heart is a loss to everyone who knew her.
December 15, 2019
Deanna will truly be missed by all of us in HR Service at Bosch. Her expertise as well as her dry sense of humor and creative spirit will never be forgotten.
Jessica Zonder
December 15, 2019
Marion Windeisen
December 14, 2019
Stephanie Adler
December 14, 2019
Nicole Laing
December 14, 2019
Erin Dewsbury-Ribeiro
December 14, 2019
Jessica Maddox
December 14, 2019
I am so saddened to hear the news of Deannas passing. I worked with her at Bosch and became friends with her over our shared love of our dogs. She would always ask how Mr Colby-Cheese is doing today and we she would share stories of Houdini. She bought me beanie babies that looks exactly like my dogs (AND she edited the names on the inside of the tag to match my dogs names! They are currently on my desk at work). She was a wonderful soul and she will truly be missed. I'm sorry for your loss.
Christine Smith
December 14, 2019
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December 14, 2019
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December 14, 2019
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