Charles V. Johnson

Charles V. Johnson of Manitowish Waters, formerly of Pewaukee, was born to eternal life Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at age 78.

He was the beloved husband and best friend of Joyce (nee Buske) for 57 years, who preceded him in death Nov. 14, 2005; loving father of Charles J. "Skeeter" (Cathy) Johnson of Pewaukee and John B. (Karin) Johnson of Hartland; proud grandpa of Jeffrey (Lisa) Johnson, Jennifer (fiance Steve) Johnson, John B. Johnson Jr., Timothy (fiancee Amy) Johnson, Mark Johnson and Jessica (fiance Jim) Decker; and loving great-grandpa of Samuel and Jacob. He is further survived by his sister, Meryl DeGrave; sisters-in-law, Audrey Johnson and Lorraine Buske; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, John O. and Olga (nee Richter) Johnson; sister, Hope; and brother, Wade.

Funeral services for Charles will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 111 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery in Pewaukee.

Memorials in Charles’ name to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 111 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee, WI 53072, or Trinity Lutheran Church, 8781 Brunswick Road, Minocqua, WI 54548, would be greatly appreciated by the family.

The family would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Thomas Gabert and the staff of Howard Young Medical Center for their compassionate care of mom and dad.

Yonke & Son Funeral Home of Pewaukee, 691-1900, is serving the family.