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Steven A. Johnson

Steve passed away Monday, August 16, 2021 unexpectedly.

He was born September 2, 1983 in Kalamazoo, the son of Michael and Diane (Smith) Johnson. He was a 2002 graduate of Otsego High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University. Steve worked part-time for Nashville and Watervliet police departments and had worked security for Spectrum Health for over 14 years at Butterworth and Blodgett. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, golf, U of M football and basketball, camping with his kids and competitive shooting. His family was his greatest love.

Surviving are his children Ayden and Hailey; his parents, Michael and Diane Johnson; his brother Scott Johnson; his girlfriend Sara Smith and the mother of his children, Cassie Johnson.; along with his brothers and sisters in blue.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Friends may meet with Steve’s family Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M.

Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Steve may be made to the family for expenses.

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Diane Flickinger

August 17, 2021 at 2:07 pm

Mike DJ Chris, Sara,

Cassie Ayden Hailey.

We are heart broken. Steve

Is like one of our own. We watched him grow up,and become a fine young man.

We have lots of good memories. Our deepest sympathy .


Peg selby

August 17, 2021 at 4:26 pm

Soo sorry for your loss

My heart breaks for you Mike n Diane n family.

I’ll keep u in my prayers



August 17, 2021 at 4:55 pm

Mike and Diane and family ,Im just heartbroke for you all he was such a great son and father. May God give you strength and peace and we are here if you need anything. Love you all


Theresa Irving

August 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm

So sorry to hear about this. My heart goes out to you. Hug’s and prayers


Ron an Deb Sweet

August 18, 2021 at 3:42 pm

We are sorry to hear Steven has passed away he will be missed


Tina Ranney

August 18, 2021 at 4:59 pm

Even though I never met Steve, I give you my condolences and prayers.

Men and women in uniform are never given enough “Thanks” for the job they do/or have done.

May God keep you surrounded in his love and by those who love him.

Love and prayers to all his family, friends and co-workers.

R.I.P. Steve and Thank you for your service.


Serita Palmer

August 19, 2021 at 7:01 am

My prayers go out to your family. Our hearts mourn for your loss and our loss of a fellow officer. We continue to thrive because that is what Steve would want us to do. He was a great man and will truly be missed. We hang unit # 203 up high! Many prayers for healing and comfort over his children.

Sgt. Palmer, SH


Mike & Jackie Schroeder

August 19, 2021 at 3:26 pm

So sorry to hear of Steve passing Prayer for family


Mary Shyne

August 21, 2021 at 9:45 am

Mike and Diane you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless, guide and comfort you all.


Mary L

August 26, 2021 at 10:59 am

Sorry for your loss, will keep you in my prayers. I’m sure it is very tough to handle this situation, so my heart goes out to you and your family.


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