Ralph Allen Johnson

Oct. 16, 1936 May 7, 2010

Ralph Allen Johnson of Milwaukee died Friday, May 7, 2010, at River Hills West Health Care Center at the age of 73. He was born in West Allis on Oct. 16, 1936, the son of Robert and Cecilia Johnson.

Ralph proudly served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1962. He worked construction throughout his working years and was a member of Laborers International Union No. 113. Ralph also was an avid reader, and loved fishing, golf and bowling.

Ralph will be dearly missed by his sisters, Lucille "Pat" (Warren) Tetzlaff of Waukesha, Patricia Smith of Hartland, Nedra Streit of West Allis and Mary Maddox of Milwaukee. He is further survived by his former wife, Charlotte "Charlie" Stuhr and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Dick Johnson; and sisters, June Meyer and Sharon Johnson.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. memorial service Wednesday, May 12, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Jason Lavann will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Diabetes Association of Wisconsin, 375 Bishops Way, Suite 220, Brookfield, WI 53005, are appreciated.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.