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Lorraine Francis Johnston

August 20, 1922 March 9, 2017
Lorraine Francis Johnston
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Obituary for Lorraine Francis Johnston

***PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME OF SERVICE IS 11:30 AM***

Lorraine Francis Johnston of Westland, formerly of Livonia was born in Buffalo, New York on August 20, 1922 to Everett Clark and Ethel Irene (nee: Knox) Podgers. She died March 9, 2017 at the age of 94.

Mrs. Johnston is the beloved wife of the late John E. Johnston (d. 1995). Loving mother of Mary Lorraine (the late Peter) Barry, John (Diane Lawrence) Johnston and Doug (Claudia) Johnston. Grandmother of Shaun (Kristen), Brendan (Francine), Bridget (Justin), Megan, Ryan, David and Daniel. Great grandmother of Karah, Erin, Ryan, Molly, Mia, Sophie, Maggie and Kate. Sister of the late Everett Podgers and the late Willis Podgers.

Mrs. Johnston served our country during WWII as a Rosie the Riveter. She later met John E. Johnston to whom she was married for 50 years. During this time Mrs. Johnston helped to run Willis Pharmacy in Detroit which was owned by her husband and brother in law. Mrs. Johnston was a proud homemaker who raised her children and then returned to work as a sales clerk for JL Hudson Department Store where retired after 20 years of service. In retirement she was a volunteer at St Mary Mercy in Livonia for many years.

A memorial service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Tuesday 11:30 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Friends may visit Tuesday 9 AM until time of service. Memorials to Heart to Heart Hospice appreciated.

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Visitation

Tuesday

14

Mar

9:00 AM 3/14/2017 9:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 3/14/2017 11:30:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake

340 North Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake
340 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake 48390 MI
United States

Memorial Service

Tuesday

14

Mar

11:30 AM 3/14/2017 11:30:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake

340 North Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI 48390

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A NEW TIME, MOVED 30 MINUTES EARLIER FROM 12 NOON***

Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake
340 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake 48390 MI
United States

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Heart to Heart Hospice

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