Edna May Johnston Biography (1916-1999)


Edna May Johnston Biography (1916-1999)

Edna May Johnston Biography (1916-1999)

Born: 3 Sep 1916 Cross Village, Michigan
Died: 8 Aug 1999 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: Robert Roy Johnston
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Sheffield
Siblings: Anna Johnston
Berta I. Johnston
Elmer Franklin Johnston
Robert Earl Johnston
Roy Melvin Johnston
Samuel Edwin Johnston
Edna May Johnston
Marvin J. Johnston
Irene E. Johnston
Spouse: Stephen Joseph Swiss
Married: 13 Jan 1934 Emmet County, Michigan
Children: Raymond Swiss
Gerry Lee Swiss
Leta Swiss
Carol Swiss
Shirley Swiss
Ellen Swiss


Edna May Johnston Biography (1916-1999)


Petoskey News Review, Aug 1999:

Edna Swiss, 82

Edna Swiss, 82, of Harbor Springs, died Aug. 8, 1999.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs. Pastor Edward Warner will officiate.

Edna was born Sept. 3, 1916, in Readmond Township, the daughter of Robert and May (Sheffield) Johnston. She attended Sogonosh School.

She married Stephen Swiss and he preceded her in death.

Mrs. Swiss made her home in the Harbor Springs area all of her life.

She operated a day care center out of her home, caring for many children from her family and her neighbors’ families.

She attended Harbor Springs Friendship Center, and enjoyed gardening.

Her joy in life was caring for her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include six children, Raymond and his wife, Pat, of Ishpeming, Gerry and Joanne of Harbor Springs, Leta Gregory and her husband, Hazen, of Traverse City, Carol Fowler of Jacksonville, Fla., Shirley Peckham and her husband, John, of Okemos, and Ellen Morse of Jackson; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Irene Hickman, of Petoskey; and one brother, Marvin Johnston, of Petoskey. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harbor Springs Friendship Center. Envelopes for memorials will be available at Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, Aug. 10.


Edna May Johnston Biography (1916-1999)


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Date of Marriage: 1/13/1934
Liber: 5
Folio: 25
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Birth Date: 3 Sep 1916
Death Date: 8 Aug 1999
Social Security Number: 377-46-4794
State Where Number Was Issued: Michigan
Death Residence Zip Code: 49740
Localities: Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
  • Petoskey News Review, Aug 1999, Obituary: Swiss, Edna May Johnston
  • Burial: Greenwood Cemetery Index, Petoskey, Michigan:
Swiss, Edna (Johnston)
Age: 82
Born: 9/3/1916
Died: 8/8/1999
Burial: 0/0/000
Cemetery: Unknown
  • Burial: Lakeview Cemetery Records, Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
Name: Swiss, Enda
Date: Aug 8, 1999
Sec: M
Lot: 35
  • Gravestone Photo: Find A Grave submitted by Lois Ann

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