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Ellen M (Johnson) Arvo

March 2, 2018


Ellen M. Arvo 84 of Greenland, Died peacefully at her daughter Linda's home in Westland Friday morning after her battle with Alzheimer's.Daughter of the late Eino & Mary (Anderson) Johnson. Ellen(Elly) was born, raised and resided majority life in Greenland. After high school she moved to Detroit area with girlfriends to work. It was at that time she met her love of her life  Donald at parties that were held with individuals from the U.P. After their marriage they returned to Greenland to raise their raised 4 children: David (Sharron) of South Lyon, Linda of Westland, Bill of Greenland, Patty (Jeff)Miller of Lakeside, California.

Her pride & joy were her grandchildren, Amber Lee , Kirk (Ashley), Zach & Noah Arvo.


Survived by her siblings, Mary Ann (late Leon) Rogers, Betty (Andrew) Martin, Alice (Norman) Weisinger, Barbara (late Ben) Kemppainen, Bill (Dorothy) Johnson. Sister in laws: Helen (late Donald) Johnson, Marlene (late Ernest) Johnson. Special cousin, Alfred and Sharon Johnson. Numerous nephew and nieces.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald, daughter- in -law Darcie, infant son, Richard, infant sister Bernice.


Ellen enjoyed spending endless hours playing Solitaire ( stated she remembers her grandfather playing and teaching her), Uno, Aggravation, watching Detroit Tigers and enjoy her visit at the new Tiger Station.


Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 10th at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mass City, family will greet family and friends from 10a.m. to time of service at Noon. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in the spring.


Memorial contributions maybe made to charity of your choice.


Arrangements by the R.G.& G.R. Harris Funeral Home, Livonia and the Cane Funeral Home, Ontonagon.

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