Shirley M. Johnson

Oct. 24, 1926 - June 5, 2011

Shirley M. Johnson of Waukesha passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011, lovingly surrounded by her family at Care Age of Brookfield at the age of 84. She was born Oct. 24, 1926, in Laona, the daughter of Raymond and Emma Brooks.

Shirley married the love of her life, Lynn G. Johnson, on Jan. 10, 1948, in Rhinelander. They moved to Waukesha in 1952. She was a past member of First Presbyterian Church in Waukesha. As a young woman, she attended a business school in Milwaukee, which started her administrative assistant career at area businesses. Shirley worked at Waukesha State Bank for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, bowling, cooking cookies and breads, and was an avid reader.

Shirley will be sadly missed by her children, Georgia (John) Stapleton of Shawano and Brian (Kris) Johnson of Pewaukee; her grandchildren, Katy (Steve) McHugh, MaryBeth Stapleton, Megan (Dan) Ryan, Morgan Johnson and Autumn Johnson; and her great-grandchildren, Jackson Ryan, Claire and Cole McHugh and Ty Stapleton-Heise. She is further survived by a brother, Lawrence Brooks of McColl, S.C., and nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lynn; brother, Laverne Brooks and sister, Donna Dumke.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service, Saturday, June 11, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. A private family burial will be at Prairie Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimers Association Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214, are appreciated.

Shirley's family would like to thank the caring staff of Care Age of Brookfield for their help and support during Shirleys stay.

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