JohnH Wissink, II
B: 1955-02-17
D: 2020-03-24
View Details
Wissink, II, JohnH
Jammie Gogel
B: 1981-02-22
D: 2020-03-23
View Details
Gogel, Jammie
Sylvia Stoudt
B: 1925-12-29
D: 2020-03-18
View Details
Stoudt, Sylvia
David Frohm
B: 1962-06-20
D: 2020-03-12
View Details
Frohm, David
Dorothy Hoglen
B: 1933-09-26
D: 2020-03-11
View Details
Hoglen, Dorothy
Joseph Britvec
B: 1933-04-06
D: 2020-03-11
View Details
Britvec, Joseph
Robert Adkins
B: 1943-01-17
D: 2020-03-08
View Details
Adkins, Robert
Donald Harris
B: 1930-11-17
D: 2020-03-07
View Details
Harris, Donald
Kenneth Edger
B: 1937-04-06
D: 2020-03-06
View Details
Edger, Kenneth
Deborah Simmons
B: 1955-08-04
D: 2020-02-26
View Details
Simmons, Deborah
Thomas Warren
B: 1933-05-16
D: 2020-02-25
View Details
Warren, Thomas
June Ragle
B: 1931-01-16
D: 2020-02-21
View Details
Ragle, June
Jacqueline Healey
B: 1939-07-10
D: 2020-02-21
View Details
Healey, Jacqueline
Willard Wank
B: 1929-07-11
D: 2020-02-19
View Details
Wank, Willard
Donna Haun
B: 1938-12-02
D: 2020-02-18
View Details
Haun, Donna
Louise Farkas
B: 1935-04-23
D: 2020-02-17
View Details
Farkas, Louise
Leslie Carr
B: 1952-04-22
D: 2020-02-13
View Details
Carr, Leslie
Nancy Shafe
B: 1947-07-05
D: 2020-02-07
View Details
Shafe, Nancy
Stuart Smith
B: 1940-11-02
D: 2020-02-07
View Details
Smith, Stuart
Timothy Bright
B: 1974-05-05
D: 2020-02-07
View Details
Bright, Timothy
Richard Sass
B: 1933-10-01
D: 2020-02-06
View Details
Sass, Richard


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
Fax: 269-965-5148
William Johnson

William Athel "Bill" Johnson Sr.

Tuesday, July 6th, 1943 - Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of William Johnson, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of William Johnson

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


William Athel “Bill” Johnson, Sr., 76, of Battle Creek, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence after a long battle with cancer. He was born July 6, 1943 in Battle Creek the son of George and Jennive Johnson. He attended Battle Creek Public Schools. Bill went to work for the City of Battle Creek where he retired in 1998 after 30 plus years. He then went on to work for Ryder Trucking and had to retire again due to health reasons. In 2010, he went to work for Firekeepers Casino where he stayed until May of 2019 before he was forced to retire for good. Bill always made sure that people knew how much he loved them and he loved making people happy. Firekeepers was his second family and he absolutely loved working there and being around everyone. Bill enjoyed watching birds and spending time with his family and friends. He married his life partner of 27 years, Andrew Livingston on October 1, 2015, who preceded him in death in 2017.
Bill is survived by his children, Bill Johnson, Jr., Tina Johnson, Michael Johnson of CA, Stacy (Aaron) Wixson, and step-son, Byron (Sarah) Livingston; grandchildren, Tonie (James) Gazso, Jamie Johnson, Andrew (Daniel) Cocker, Michael Johnson, Samantha Johnson, Madalin Wixson, Taylor Wixson, and step-grandchildren, Ashlynn and Rylan Livingston; Nine great grandchildren; siblings, Jerry (Glenda) Johnson and Terrie (Roger) Vincent; Uncle, Lawrence Johnson; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friend, Anna Lutzka; and the Firekeepers EVS crew.
He was preceded in death by his parents; husband, Andrew Livingston; siblings, Leonard and David Johnson, Delores (Lester) Keyes, Georgia Frayer, and step-sister, Connie Poll.
Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Thursday, February 6th from 2:00-4:00 PM and from 6:00-8:00 PM. A celebration of life service will be held Friday at 11:00 AM at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service with a visitation one hour prior at 10:00 AM. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Battle Creek, MI. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made to the American Cancer Society, Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence, or American Heart Association. Arrangements by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service (269) 965-5145.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, February 6th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Third Visitation

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 11:00am
  • Interment

    Memorial Park Cemetery
    2435 West Territorial Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49015
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Purchase Flowers

Consider providing a gift of comfort for the family of William Johnson by sending flowers.

Purchase Flowers


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of William here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence

Tom Thompson

Posted at 08:59pm
Bill and I used to be in a lot of bowling tournaments together. I knew him and his family well from our days at the Moose Lodge. He was a good man, always smiling, laughing, and having a bright outlook on things.
I will miss him, but I will treasure knowing Bill and keeping his memories.
GOD Bless you Bill...

Vicki Elkins Deal

Posted at 10:47pm
I got to know Bill when I worked at Firekeepers, and he was always smiling and willing to help anyone. He was a really sweet guy, who loved to laugh, and enjoyed being around people. Rest in Peace Bill, you will be missed.

clara conner

Posted at 04:23pm

Denise Deer Posted at 09:46pm

Bill was an awesome man always smiles and willing to help us angels in need at fire keepers Evs crew I will miss you so much bill I will cherish the angel pin now more than ever I will see you soon my Charlie love you bill your angel Denise Deer

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each