Emily (Cisler) Johnson
Emily (Cisler) Johnson, passed away in Evanston on Sunday, May 9, 2021, after a fall. Born on April 6, 1916, the daughter of Joe and Anna Cisler, she grew up on a dairy farm in Pilsen, Wisconsin. From a hard working farm family, at the age of 13 Emily began her job as a nanny for a Kewaunee family. At the urging of her cousin Irene Johnson, she moved to Chicago, continuing to work for a family. During WWII she was employed as radar specialist. After the war she was a TV repair person, working for Horne TV Repair in Evanston until her retirement. She was featured in the Chicago Tribune in a full-page article describing her role as the only woman employed as such in the area.
Emily was very proud of her home which she purchased with money saved in 1957. She was a devout Catholic, attending mass each day prior to going to work. She was a member of the Evanston Catholic Women's Club.
She and her husband Bill were married in 1942 at St. Mary's Church in Evanston. They were true dog lovers and were especially dedicated to their poodles. Emily was an avid sports fan, following the Packers and Cubs. She proudly wore her Cubs tee-shirt when they won the World Series. Days before she died, she asked her niece Kay Ledvina Prendergast about the 2021 Packer roster.
Emily was preceded in death by her husband and all of her 6 brothers and sister and is survived by many nieces and nephews as well as dedicated neighbors, St. Joan of Arc friends and Home Helpers care givers.
A thanksgiving of Emily's life will be held at 11 a.m. on June 26 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pilsen, Wisconsin.
Published by Kewaunee County Star-News from May 25 to Jun. 5, 2021.