Johanna Magierka

Johanna Magierka

Johanna passed away Saturday, September 12, 2015 at her home in Alamo Township with her daughter by her side.

She was the last of seven children born to Reinard and Lucille (Kuiper) Dekker on January 22, 1920 in Grundy Center, Iowa. Johanna was a 1937 graduate of Old Central High School and had worked at Allen Electric during WWII. In 1941 she married Alexander Magierka and together they ran the family’s farm. Johanna was always willing to lend a helping hand. She enjoyed cooking and baking and when not tending to the farm she loved going dancing with her husband.

Surviving are her daughter, Pat (James) Dyer of Kalamazoo; 2 grandchildren, Todd McNaughton of CA and Anjela (John) Hindman of OH; great-grandchildren, Jack and Julianne; step-grandchildren, Sandra Dyer and Jenny Bach, along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003; siblings, Matt, Al, Bill, Hank, Margaret and Elizabeth and by her step-granddaughter, Kimberly Hewitt.

Friends may visit with Johanna’s family from 6-9 PM on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego and from 10:00 AM until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego with Rev. Fr. Donald Klingler officiating.

Burial will follow at Liberty Street Cemetery in Alamo Township.

Contributions in memory of Johanna may be made to Reverence Home Health & Hospice or St. Margaret Catholic Church.

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  1. Bob dekker says:

    Patti and Jim: our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the passing of your mom ( THE BOSS) she Wil be missed. I really enjoyed the visits we had together with you and the boss the last few month’s.
    Bob & Diane dekker

  2. Shanon and Pam Bryant says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength during this time.

  3. Edward Grabowski says:

    Condolences on your loss, she was a good friend to my mother Jeannette Grabowski.

    Ed and Mary Grabowski

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