Nellie R. Wyland (1907-2004)

From Biographical Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Nellie R. Wyland Johnston
Born: 25 Feb 1907 Cross Village, Michigan
Died: 11 Jul 2004 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: Daniel Wyland
Mother: Mary Pike
Siblings: Elmer Franklin Johnston
Spouse: Nellie R. Wyland
Married: 27 Nov 1930 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Mary Johnston
Nelda Johnston
Juanita Johnston


Petoskey News-Review, Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Nellie R. Johnston, 97

Nellie R. Johnston, 97, of Readmond Township, passed away July 11, 2004, at Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 15, at the Stutsmanville Chapel. Pastor Edward Warner will officiate. Interment will take place in Readmond Township Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs.

Nellie was born Feb. 25, 1907, in Cross Village, the daughter of Daniel and Mary (Pike) Wyland. She attended the Vorce School before attending and graduating from Harbor Springs High School.

On Nov. 25, 1930, she married Elmer Johnston and the couple made their home on their farm in Good Hart. She had worked on the farm and also on Harbor Point for many years. She had been the director of the Good Hart School for many years, was a strong supporter of the Readmond Township Park, and worked for many years on the Johnston family genealogy. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed sewing.

Nellie is survived by three daughters, Mary Lang and her husband, Jim, of Bremerton, Wash., Nelda Farrow and her husband, Lloyd, of Shawnee, Okla., Juanita Peterson and her husband, Anton, of Harbor Springs. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Irene Hickman and her husband, Herb, of Petoskey, and Myrtle Johnston of Harbor Springs.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Johnston, Elmer & Wyland, Nellie
Date of Marriage: 11/27/1930
Liber: 4
Folio: 119
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Johnston, Nellie R.
Date of Death: 7/11/2004
Liber: 2004
Folio: 207
Place of Death: Harbor Springs, MI
Johnston, Nellie R. (Wyland)
Age: 97
Born: 2/25/1907
Died: 7/11/2004
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Readmond Twp.
Obituary: on file