July 24, 1928 - July 25, 2016
Johanna Jane Whiteford, 88, of Williamsburg, passed away on July 25, 2016. She was born in Fife Lake to the late Jacob and Frieda (Byrd) Perry, on July 24, 1928. Johanna spent most of her life as a loving homemaker and will be remembered as being a kind, loving soul and a great role model for all. She married A. Charles Whiteford on September 12, 1947; they were married for 60 years when he passed away in January 2008. Johanna enjoyed sewing, reading, crossword puzzles, berry picking, playing cards, snowmobiling and cooking. She was a loving grandmother and attended East Bay Calvary Church for over 50 years, where she also served as a leader of the Pioneer Girls. Johanna is survived by her 6 children, 5 daughters; Sharon Whiteford, Carol Whiteford, Pat Schwind, Denise Whiteford, Lisa (Tim) Sadler, 1 son; Chuck Whiteford, 4 grandchildren; Sheila (Jeff) Zenner, Jennifer (John) Besko, Rebecca (Jason Clinton) Whiteford, Melissa (Dave) Wittbecker, great grandchildren; Ashley, Kayley, Nathan, Michael, Jacob, Alex (Frankie), Cassi, Emma, Lily, Luke, Laura and great great grandchild; Colton, sister; Elaine (Al) Coffman, and daughter in law; Cindy Whiteford. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sister; Margaret Stuck, brothers; Robert Daniels, George Perry, Wilbur Elliott, Lynn Elliott, Donald Elliott, grandson; Adam Whiteford and son in law; Bill Schwind. Memorial contributions can be made in Johanna’s honor to the East Bay Calvary Grace Garden or the Traverse City Figure Skating Club. Visitation will take place on Thursday July 28, 2016 at the East Bay Calvary Church from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be on Friday July 29, 2016 at 11:15 am, final visitation at 10:15 am until the time of service, also at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Johanna Jane Whiteford, 88, of Williamsburg, passed away on July 25, 2016. She was born in Fife Lake to the late Jacob and Frieda (Byrd) Perry, on July 24, 1928. Johanna spent most of her life as a loving homemaker and will be remembered as... View Obituary & Service Information
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