Sue Johns Obituary (1954 – 2021) – Midland, MI

Sue Johns
Sue was born in Midland, Michigan on November 16, 1954 to the late Arnold and E. Ferne (Baer) Clerc. She lived in Midland her full lifetime, graduating from Midland Superior Faculty in 1973, attending Western Michigan University, and then graduating from Delta School with an Affiliate of Arts in liberal arts and from Saginaw Valley Point out College with a BBA in accounting.
On July 11, 1981, Sue married Robert Johns of Midland. Sue and Bob cherished spending time collectively travelling, especially to Mackinac Island, the place they invested aspect of their honeymoon. They appreciated journeys to Arizona, Crucial West and other parts of Florida, San Francisco, Austria, Germany, Las Vegas, Seattle and Orcas Island, and Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. Their several street journeys bundled the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina, quite a few locations of Virginia, Bar Harbor, Maine, Hershey, PA, Nashville, Toronto, and Chicago. Sue was a enormous sports activities fan and significantly liked attending Detroit Tigers spring schooling in Lakeland, Florida, and their game titles at Tiger Stadium and Comerica Park, and Fantastic Lakes Loons games at Dow Diamond. Prior to their 25th marriage ceremony anniversary, Sue and Bob took ballroom dance lessons (at Bob’s instigation!), and then spent their anniversary on Mackinac Island dancing to the Grand Lodge Orchestra in the Ballroom of the Grand Lodge. Sue and Bob drastically relished yearly visits to Stratford, Ontario, Canada with Sue’s sister and brother-in-law to show up at Stratford Festival theatre productions. In modern yrs Sue and Bob were specifically devoted to attending the women’s basketball games of Northwood University and Central Michigan University, both at residence and on the street.
Sue labored for a variety of decades at the circulation desk of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, the place she was a familiar deal with to lots of Midlanders. Immediately after she attained her accounting degree, she labored at Family & Kid’s Companies of Mid-Michigan and subsequently for numerous decades at the Midland Center for the Arts, from which she retired as the accounting manager.
Sue’s favorite pastime was examining a good reserve, but a shut second was watching sporting activities. She was a devoted enthusiast of the University of Michigan, and of the Detroit Lions, Tigers, Pistons, and Crimson Wings. She was quite interested in and educated about British and European royalty and gathered royalty memorabilia (mostly cups and saucers), which she not only displayed but employed for her morning coffee! In addition, she savored enjoying the piano and singing, and was a extended-time member of the Midland Tunes Culture Chorale (now Heart Stage Choirs). She also acted in numerous TMI, Tunes Society, and Theatre Guild (now Center Phase Theatre) displays at the Midland Center for the Arts, where she and her husband invested lots of yrs volunteering. She served as the secretary of the board of Good friends of the Library, and on the board of Household & Kid’s Services of Mid-Michigan. She was also a member of the Midland Beautification Advisory Committee, and volunteered for the Midland Spot Local community Basis.
In addition to her moms and dads, Sue was predeceased by her beloved partner Robert, to whom she was married for 39 several years, in 2020. She was also preceded in dying by her brothers, Mark Clerc and Andrew Clerc, and by sisters-in-legislation Florence Minnix and Edith Guizzetti.
Sue is survived by her sisters, Lynne (Jim) Avrett of Fort Pierce, FL, and Julie (Paul) Angott of Bloomfield Hills. She is also survived by her stepmother Linda Clerc, of Midland, her nephews Chris
(Lisa) Avrett, of Littleton, CO and Brad (Julie) Avrett, of Lakewood, CO, Jeff Gadowski (Niki Klauza) of Norwalk, CT, Tate Clerc and Beau Clerc, both of those of Midland, and Ryan (Jenna) Angott of Royal Oak. Furthermore, she is survived by her nieces Jamie Gadowski of Bloomfield Hills and Stacey Angott­Velger (Dominick Tringali) of Auburn Hills, and by sisters-in-regulation Jenni Clerc of Midland and Marcia Johns Naes of Naples, FL.
Memorial Services for Sue will take location on Tuesday August 3, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Residence 1200 W. Wheeler St. Midland, Mi. Pastor John Pohanka will officiate. Sue’s spouse and children will acquire friends on Monday from 4-7 P.M. and on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until time of assistance.
Memorial contributions in Sue’s identify can be produced to the Midland Middle for the Arts or to Spouse and children & Children’s Services of Mid-Michigan. A celebration of Sue’s existence and that of her late spouse Bob will be held at a later on day.

Published by Midland Everyday Information on Jul. 31, 2021.

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