Russell E. ‘Russ’ ‘Pa’ Johnson

Russell E. "Russ" "Pa" Johnson of Waukesha, formerly of Appleton, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Waukesha Springs at age 91.

Russ was a member of St. William Catholic Church and formerly of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton of New Berlin. He retired after many years from the Wisconsin Michigan Power Co. of Appleton in 1980. Russ was a hardworking "go to guy" for all fix it work and he was always willing to help out.

Russ will be dearly remembered by his wife of 69 years, Winifred "Winnie" "Mimi," whom he married Dec. 2, 1939; his daughter, Sally (Jim) Sheahan of Waukesha; his granddaughters, Tammy and Jenni, both of Waukesha; and his great-grandsons, Chance and Josh. He is further survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the 12:30 a.m. memorial Mass on Friday, Dec. 5, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Leonard Barbian will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the church (please see address above).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation & Preplanning Service is serving the family. For directions, the online obituary and cards of condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com or call the funeral home at 542-6609.