Johanna Hays -age 75 of Lake, Michigan went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 7 at the North woods Nursing Center in Farwell Michigan. Johanna was born in Germany on March 28, 1944 to Heinrich and Katharine (Schiffmann) Ruppel. She was the 6thof 8 children. She married John Hays on August 10, 1963 in Flint Michigan. Johanna was a caregiver at what was formerly known as the Ardis Nursing Home, and worked in food prep and cooking at hospitals such as McPherson Hospital in Howell and Mid Michigan Health System. .She is survived by her husband John her children John Hays Jr. (Wendy) of Akron Ohio, Jason Hays of Lake, Michigan. Brother Gus Ruppel of Pulaski Tennessee, sisters Marie Thayer of Birch Run Michigan, Emma Hernandez and Liz Dubay both of Flushing Michigan and Ruth Pursche of Montrose Michigan.
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Grandchildren Amanda Hurst, Diana Anderson and Robert Hamlin III. Great grandchildren Serenity Whelan, Cameron, Mason & Chayse Caudill and Seth Hamlin. Honoring Johanna’s wishes a cremation has taken place. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother John Ruppel and sister Ann Cheeks. She will be missed by all who knew her. Final arrangements for Johanna were entrusted to the Campbell-Stocking Funeral Home in Farwell. Memories and condolences to Johanna’s family may be shared online at www.CampbellStocking.com.