PRESQUE ISLE – Michael T. Johnson passed away peacefully Jan. 4, 2013, at a Presque Isle health care facility. Michael was born Dec. 8, 1947, in Presque Isle, to Florence and Tom Johnson.
He attended the Mapleton school and was a member of the first “Mapleton” class to graduate from Presque Isle High School in 1965. After serving in Vietnam, Michael began his adult life as a potato grower, and always loved the smell of the earth in the spring and the activity surrounding harvest in the fall. Throughout the years Michael held various sales positions and was most proud of the successful snack food business that he owned for eight years. Mike genuinely loved people and had friends from all walks of life. He lit up a room with his booming voice, hearty laugh and jovial personality. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of Presque Isle Country Club and The Aroostook Valley Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela (Gaul) Johnson of Presque Isle; daughter, Melissa (Johnson) St. Peter and husband, Brian, of Caribou; parents, Florence and Tom Johnson of Presque Isle; and sisters, Adena Wilson of Presque Isle, Brenda Grass and husband, Duane, of Mars Hill, and Sally LaPlante and husband, Felix, of Newberg, Ore.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. In keeping with Michael’s wishes, a private family funeral will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in his memory to C-A-N-C-E-R, P.O. Box 811, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.