Eugene R. Johnson
1935 - 2013
Eugene R. Johnson, 77, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away at home, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Johnson was born in Racine, on Oct. 10, 1935, the son of the late Axel A. and Anna (nee: Svoboda) Johnson.
Mr. Johnson served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954-1956.
He had been employed by Lathrop Furniture for over 35 years. On March 26, 1983, in Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, he was united in marriage to the former Donna Ress. Mr. Johnson was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church and the Teamsters Local #43. He was an avid bowler and loved to travel.
Surviving are his wife, Donna; children, Eugenie Lynn (Frank) Hechimovich, of Racine, Mark Edwin (Kris) Johnson, of Augusta, Wis., Michael Avery Johnson, and Diane (Douglas) Andersen, all of Racine; six grandchildren, Jacob (Amy) Johnson, Paula Johnson, Noah (Heather) Hechimovich, Mitchell Johnson, Ryan (Brittany) Kroupa, and Samantha Andersen. Mr. Johnson is also survived by his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Linda Lou Johnson, in 1980, brothers, Howard (Silva) Johnson, and Donald (Verla) Johnson, and sister, Lucille (Harry) Thieme.
His memorial service, with full military honors, will be held in the funeral home on Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m., with Rev. David Echelbarger, officiating. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Monday, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Private entombment will take place in West Lawn Memorial Park. The family has suggested memorials to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Cancer Center.
The family would like to thank the Wheaton Franciscan- All Saints Cancer Center, as well as, Dr. Mark Choi and his staff, for the kindness and compassion given to Gene and his family.
DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
4600 County Line Rd.
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd.
Racine, WI 53403
Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Aug. 2, 2013