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Mr. Dean Thomas "Tom" Johnson

Mr. Dean Thomas "Tom" Johnson
  • October 23, 1943 - July 13, 2019
  • Dowling, Michigan
  • Barry County Animal Shelter
    540 N. Industrial Park Drive
    Hastings, MI 49058
  • Pierce Cedar Creek Environmental Institute
    701 W. Cloverdale Road
    Hastings, MI 49058
  • Donate to the American Cancer Society

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Dear Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of
you at this difficult time......

Deepest Sympathy,


ALZY Brown & Carmen Shepherd & Family


Posted by: Alice Brown - Dowling, MI - Friend   Aug 05, 2019

Dear Carol:

I am so surprised and sad at Tom's passing. Please accept my condolences. I am happy now for all the memories we shared here with Heidi over the years. It just never occurred to me that they would end here. We had such fun and interesting times. Perhaps you and Heidi and I can get together when you are again in Bowling Green. I will be thinking of you. With love, Ann


Posted by: Ann Goetting - bowling green, KY - Friend   Jul 30, 2019

I am deeply sorry for this untimely loss. Tom was a kind, interesting man. So sorry.


Posted by: Joycexw Galen - Augusta, MI - Friend   Jul 23, 2019

Tom was a brilliant designer and creative artist. His work at the Kingman Museum helped to create what was recognized as one of the finest small museums' of its type in the country.

Bob Learner
Retired Director
The Kingman Museum of Natural History


Posted by: Bob Learner - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   Jul 22, 2019

I am so sorry Carol...please accept my condolences


Posted by: Trudy Daum - Bellevue, MI - Friend   Jul 22, 2019

We will miss Tom at The Joy of Writing meetings. He was a valued member of our group. Our condolences to Tom's family on your loss. Ann, Rick, Linda, Lon, Lou Ann, Carly, Anthony, Tom, Chaz, and Rebecca


Posted by: Ann Murray - Schoolcraft, MI   Jul 22, 2019

Lost a dear friend with Tom's passing, a friendship that spanned 60 years. I am thankful I was able to speak with him one last time reminiscing old times. He was not perfect, but in life's balance, he was a Good Man. He will be missed.


Posted by: Arthur Wiese - Junction City, WI - Friend   Jul 17, 2019

Tom was an excellent bridge player and I always looked forward to playing at his table. Everyone knew something funny would happen or he would tell a funny story or he would make a bid no one else in the world would make and then win the hand. His exuberance for bridge, nature, art and life was a joy to experience.
He will deeply missed.


Posted by: Marian Gilbert - Kalamazoo, MI - Friend   Jul 17, 2019

For the ten years our sons progressed from cub to Boy Scouts, Tom was a constant companion in one adventure after another. From Philmont High adventure base in New Mexico to Our Isle Royale backpacking excursion, his sense of humor and willingness to participate in all activities was a true blessing. Tom loved the adventure of life and was truly a gentle man of peace.


Posted by: Chuck Zamzow - Battle creek, MI - Friend   Jul 16, 2019

Tom was a good man and always pleasant company. I enjoyed spending time with Tom when our kids were in the boy scouts. I was blessed to have know him.

Marv Ratner


Posted by: Marv Ratner - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   Jul 16, 2019