Donald J. Johnson
Donald J. Johnson, 93, of Fond du Lac, died Friday, May 09, 2014, at the Hospice Home of Hope. He was born May 18, 1920, in Fond du Lac, the son of Frank L. and Caroline Scheer Johnson. On October 11, 1941, he married Marilyn I. French at St. Patrick's Church in Fond du Lac. Don was a 1938 graduate of Fond du Lac High School. He was a veteran of the US Army serving with the 382nd Infantry, 96th Division in the Philippines and Okinawa campaigns in the South Pacific Theatre from 1944 to 1946. His awards included the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Don retired from Mercury Marine in 1984 after 17 years of service. He was a member of Trier-Puddy American Legion Post #75 and served with the post firing squad for 27 years. Don was an avid golfer and Green Bay Packer fan. He was a member of Holy Family Parish.
Surviving is his wife, Marilyn, three sons, Bill and Bob of Fond du Lac, and Jim (Rhonda) Johnson of Genoa, IL, nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter-in-law, Lucy Johnson, and two sisters, Ruth Schmidelkopfer and LaVerne Schuppe.
Visitation for Donald J. Johnson will be on Sunday, May 11, 2014, from 4 to 7 PM at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, and again on Monday, May 12, 2o14, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church-Holy Family Parish, 678 Western Avenue, Fond du Lac. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM at the church. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery. A memorial has been established in Don's name. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.ueckerwitt.com
Uecker-Witt Funeral Home
524 North Park Avenue Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on May 11, 2014