Arvilla Johnson, 97, Oconto Falls, died early Tuesday morning, August 12, 2014 at Sharpe Care. She was born September 7, 1916 in Mountain to Albert and Jessie (Hurning) Bartz. Arvilla grew up in the Mountain area where she graduated high school with the class of 1934.
On September 4, 1936 she married Bob Johnson in Oconto Falls. Arvilla lived in Oconto Falls for most of her life where she was employed at Helstad Drug Store for almost 30 years. She was a longtime member of the Oconto Falls United Methodist Church where she was very active in numerous church activities. Arvilla also belonged to the Oconto Falls Women's Club, the CMH Auxiliary, River Island Golf Club and as an avid bridge player, participated in many bridge clubs. Arvilla will be fondly remembered as a loving, caring and giving person who was always ready to give a hug.
Survivors are her three children, Bob "BJ" (Sharon) Johnson, Oconto Falls; Bill "Scrap" (Alberta "Bert") Johnson, Redding, CA; Bonnie (Vic) Peterson, Oconto Falls; five grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, six step great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob Johnson on January 5, 1967, four brothers, Harvey, Chester, Delbert and Bill Bartz and one sister, Sylvia Oshwaldt.
Visitation will be held at the Oconto Falls United Methodist Church after 8:30am Saturday, August 16, 2014 until the time of service. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday at the church with Pastor Jerry Cho officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.
The Johnson family would like to thank Sharpe Care and Heartland Hospice for the care and concern shown Arvilla during their time together.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Oconto Falls Methodist Church.
Jones Funeral Service
107 South Franklin Street
Oconto Falls, WI 54154
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Aug. 13 to Aug. 15, 2014