Johnson, Sgt. Michael J. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Sunday, October 16, 2016. Beloved husband of Mary Margaret Johnson (nee Beerman); loving father of Laura (Chuck) Watson, Patrick (Linda), Tim (Lori), Jennifer Green, John (Monica), Michaela (Matt) Cockrum, Maggie (Jaime Coughlin), Katie (Goran Anusic), Connor (Mike Duley) and the late Lee (surviving Jennifer) Johnson; dear brother of Kathleen (Ed) Moses; dear son-in-law of Raymond and the late Shirley Beerman; dear cousin of Jeanne James; our dearest grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-inlaw, uncle, great-uncle, and friend to many. A cops cop. Michael had a long and distinguished career with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department serving as a Sergeant and Detective Sergeant and ended his career as a District Sergeant, with over 13 commendations throughout his 31 years of service. After his retirement, he wrote for the Suburban Journals. Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Thursday, October 20, 9:15 a.m. to St. James the Greater for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment private at later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Backstoppers appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, 3-9 p.m.
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