Johnson, Lorena E.
Lorena E. Johnson, age 92, of New Holstein, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Homestead Care Center in New Holstein.
The former Lorena Fass was born August 22, 1921, in Madison, WI a daughter of the late Peter & Margaret (Lochner) Fass.
She attended St. James grade school and graduated from Madison West High School in 1939. Lorena was a World War II Army veteran serving with the WAAC and WAC from June 1943 to January 1946 as a clerk typist at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN.
On February 5, 1949, she was united in marriage to Dale C. Johnson. Her husband preceded her in death on February 5, 1995.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein and the church's Christian Women's Society where she served as a past president.
Lorena enjoyed golfing, dancing, and playing bridge with her many friends.
Survivors include her three daughters, Christine Johnson of Phoeniz, AZ, Susan (Tom) Hipke of Ballarat, Victoria Australia, Leslie (Kevin) Fredrich of New Holstein; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Billy) Anderson, Ross Hipke, Casey and Kerry Fredrich; and other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Dale Johnson; her parents; and two brothers, Ozzie and Joe.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 1724 Madison Street New Holstein, WI 53061. Rev. Harold Berryman will officiate with Pastoral Leader, Joe Zenk, assisting. Military Rites conducted by the New Holstein American Legion Post 124 will be held at the church following the mass.
Entombment will be in the Knollwood Memorial Park Mausoleum in Manitowoc.
Family and friends may call at the Sippel Funeral Home 2618 Altona Avenue New Holstein, WI 53061 on Monday, March 10, 2014, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. and at the Holy Rosary Church on Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:30 AM.
For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein (920) 898-4300 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net
The family would like to thank the many kind and compassionate staff members at the Homestead for the care they gave Lorena.
Published in Sheboygan Press on Mar. 7, 2014
Sippel Funeral Home
2618 Altona Avenue New Holstein, WI 53061