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Harold Johnson(1918 - 2014)

Johnson, Harold G.

Harold G. Johnson, age 95 of the Township of Union, passed away Tuesday, March 25th 2014 at the Appleton Medical Center.

Harold was born September 10th 1918 in the township of Union, Waupaca County, to the late George and Erna (Hein) Johnson. Growing up on the family's "Marble Valley Dairy Farm," his youth was spent engaging in both hard work and spirited play. A life-long member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Symco, Harold was confirmed and remained active in many groups and committees. After graduating from Clintonville High School, he continued to work with his dad on the farm. In 1942, Harold joined the war effort and chose to serve his country by working with a radio intercept company in the U.S. Army. Following an honorable discharge, he moved to New London and began working at the Ford dealer in town. Harold re-kindled a relationship from his younger years with Edith Gorges during his time in New London, becoming husband and wife on June 28th 1947 at St. John's Lutheran Church, town of Caledonia. The couple resided in New London until 1950, when Harold purchased Marble Valley Dairy from his mother and father. Dairy farming was his life for the next 36 years. During those years, Harold remained a loving husband and was blessed with three daughters and a son. Harold enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing trips, hunting, traveling abroad, and card games. After retirement, he found time to perfect his gardening skills and explore his interest in forestry, receiving recognition for sustainable forestry methods. Harold will always be remembered as a loving husband, proud father, terrific listener, and an environmentally conscious human being. He will be missed and lovingly remembered.

Survivors include:

His daughters: DeAnna (Thomas) Hannigen, Avondale, PA Bonnie (Daniel) Schoepke, Rib Mountain, WI. Judith Will, Appleton, WI. His grandchildren: Robert, Sarah & Katherine Hannigen, Dustin & Jonathon Schoepke, and Jason & Timothy Rice

His great-grandchildren: Devon, Bryant, Talia, Kaeleigh, Ellianna & Easton Rice

His sister: Jeanette Hanson

As well as, numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 66 years, Edith, his son, Randall, and his brother Orville.

Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday March 29, 2014 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Symco, with the Rev. Jeffrey Smiles officiating. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville; with military honor rites provided by members of the Clintonville American Legion Post #63 and VFW Post #664.

Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 until the time of the service.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville is assisting his family with the arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at www.eberhardtstevenson.com

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Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home
53 North Main St. Clintonville, WI 54929
715-823-2450

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Mar. 27, 2014
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