UNION GROVE - Edna Jannette Jan Johnson, Age 76, of Union Grove passed away Friday March 14, 2014 at Burlington Aurora Memorial Hospital. She was born December 24, 1937 to Frank and Gertrude (nee McKillip) Gross in Darlington, WI. Her early life was spent in Darlington where she graduated from Darlington High School class of 1956. On February 8, 1958 she was united in marriage to LeRoy Johnson. Following their marriage they resided in Darlington, moved to Yorkville in 1968 and then to Union Grove in 1975. After 55 years of marriage, LeRoy preceded her in death on February 2, 2014. Jannette retired from Nestles in 2005, but had worked there for over 30 years in various jobs and departments. Jannette loved her family and was very proud of them. She had a very special bond and close relationship with her brother, sisters, nieces and nephews. They all enjoyed her awesome sense of humor. She was a huge Packer fan and enjoyed other hobbies; painting, sewing, collecting and watching hummingbirds. Jannette is survived by her children; Brenda (Mike) Brand of Crivitz, Kristi (Rick) Wahlen of Union Grove, Rory (Tina) Johnson of Yorkville and Cory (Kim) Johnson of Union Grove, daughter-in-law Cindy Johnson of Union Grove, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, siblings; Shirley (Donald) Bennett , Connie Kilcoyne and Robert (Laura) Gross. Brother-in-laws; Jack (Peggy) Johnson and Gaylord (Janet) Johnson, sister-in-laws; Joyce Demuth and Mildred Thompson. She is also survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Jannette was preceded in death by her husband, a son Lee, her parents, and brothers-in-law; Eugene Thompson, Larry Kilcoyne, James Demuth and Ronald Johnson. A Time of Remembrance will take place on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:00PM at the Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Thursday March 20th from 4:30PM until 6:30PM, and again on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow on Friday, at 11:00AM at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Wendy McBride R.N. from Aurora Visiting Nurses Association, and the entire Johnson Clan for coming together and supporting the family at this time. Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory 908 11th Ave. Union Grove, WI 53182 262-878-2011 www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com
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Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home
908 11th Ave. Union Grove, WI 53182
Published in Racine Journal Times on Mar. 18, 2014