Olive L. Johnson, 74, of Watervliet passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma, where visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Following cremation, her ashes will be buried in Fort Custer National Cemetery next to her husband, Johnnie Johnson. Donations in memory of Olive may be made to the Coloma American Legion, American Cancer Society or the charity of donor’s choice. Those wishing to leave an online message of remembrance may do so at www.duffieldpastrick.com.
Olive was born March 23, 1946, in Newark, Ohio, to Robert and Iva (Bricker) Wiseman. She had been a nurses aid, caring for patients at nursing homes and other family members. Olive was a member of the Coloma American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the North Berrien Military Rites Team Color Guard.
She is survived by her companion, Jerry Oliver; and Jerry’s sister, a very close friend, Eilane Oliver. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Olive was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Hess; second husband, Johnnie Johnson; five brothers: Lee, Blaine and Lloyd Nice, and Donald and Ronald Wiseman; and two sisters, Lucille Nice Wiseman and Charlotte Wiseman Hess.