Ann 'Gagi' Johann


Ann “Gagi” Johann, longtime resident of Watsonville, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. She was 86.

She was born in Watsonville on May 19, 1932 to John and Anna Lucich. A graduate of Moreland Notre Dame, she married Robert (Bob) Johann in 1953, one month after he returned from the Korean war. After a few years working at local bakeries, Ann and Bob, along with Bob’s brother Harold and wife Jeanne, purchased Bake-Rite Bakery in 1957. Their cakes and desserts were a Watsonville staple for more than 40 years.

Mrs. Johann is survived by her children, Karane (Jerry) Fischer and Rob (Janet) Johann; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; cousin, Anita; sister, Catherine Duncan; sister-in-law, Jeanne Johann; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and son, Jim Johann.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to the Moreland Notre Dame scholarship fund.

Ave Maria Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. There will be a viewing from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 with Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians Church with interment to follow at Valley Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted in the care of The Carroll Family of Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, www.avemariamemorialchapel.com.

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