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Marla Johnston

June 14, 1954 — June 7, 2021

Marla Johnston

Marla Kaye Johnston (Lala), 66, of Alpena passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Marla was born on June 14, 1954, in Alpena, Michigan to the late Eugene and Helen (Gehrke) Johnston. She was preceded in death by her son, Paul Mousseau and the love of her life, Theodore Kitter.

Marla was a kind, caring and forgiving person. A mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, mother-in-law, and friend to all. Marla started her career in the bar business in 1982 (Jonesy’s bar) and retired from the bar in 2009. She had her hand in many other businesses along her way. She was an entrepreneur in her own right. Marla was a bright light to many people and was always there to give a hand. She loved her grandchildren and family. She also had a great love for animals and owned several in her lifetime.

Surviving are her son, Jason Mousseau (Kelli); six grandchildren, Jacob Young, Christian & Jaina Mousseau, Randi Mousseau-Barnard, Cassandra, Nicholas Barnard; siblings, Dean Johnston (Carol), Michelle Ludlow, Melissa Johnston, Melode Johnston, Kevin Johnston (Ellen), Allen Jones; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

A celebration of Marla’s life will take place on Friday, July 9, 2021, at Bannan Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the memorial service at 2 p.m.

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