Robert L. Johnson

Johnson, Robert L. Age 61. Robert's quietly-lived life on this earth ended August 18, 2013. It is believed that his late parents, Larry and Millie, came to take their youngest son's hand and walked him into his restored life with God. He is survived by his sister, Connie, and brother, Michael. Nephew, Brent, and niece, Rachel, were dearest to his generous heart. Sister-in-law, Cindy, and her grand family were constant in their affection, then as now. The Reitz and Zeidler families he simply loved as his own. Devoted relatives and friends also feel his loss. Alone now, by his chair, lay Atticus "Eddie", his canine companion. "Bob" was an intensely private man, yet was always engaging and compelling in public venues. He joined the USMC during the Vietnam War and served honorably. He returned home to Milwaukee and cared for his mom, dad, and sister. In this he was faithful to his last breath. Bob's mind was brilliant and his interests, global. Too many causes to name received his support. The world of Nature knew him as its champion. For this reason he loved his labor in the Parks system. Bob was committed to a life lived in simplicity, so kindness and humility walked with him. Humor, wit, and chuckling permeated his banter. For all these reasons and more, he fulfilled his desire to "just be a good man", splendidly. Go on ahead, dear brother, for our sadness will heal knowing you are Home. The entire staff who in any way aided him at the VA Hospital were far beyond exceptional, and truly gave him more moments of home and life. Aurora St. Luke's ER and ICU are to be deeply thanked for their care in Bob's final hours. Lastly, each of the human angels from Compassionate Care Home Hospice are henceforth our adopted family, for our gratitude cannot be uttered in words. A memorial mass will be celebrated by friend and chaplain, Fr. Norm Oswald, in the VA's main hospital, at a later date. Please await personal invitation or contact the wonderful folks at Janssen-Molenda for details, as all are truly welcome.

Funeral Home

Janssen-Molenda Funeral Home
2925 West Lincoln Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 645-1200

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sept. 4, 2013