Chester L. ‘Red’ Johnson

Aug. 20. 1928 – June 14, 2012

Chester L. “Red” Johnson, 83, of Onalaska, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, at the Mayo Clinic System in Sparta.

was Aug. , 1928, to Leo and Lottie (Ross) Johnson. Chester served in the U.S. Army. On Aug. 15, 1949, he married his bride, Carol Johnson.

He was a truck driver and a member of the Teamsters union in the Waukesha area for many years. After retiring, he and Carol moved to the La Crosse area. He enjoyed going for long rides along the Mississippi River to watch the boats and barges. He loved doing many different crafty things throughout his life. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing and playing pool.
Chester is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Carol; three daughters, Sandy and her husband, Bill Pardoe of Waukesha, Bonnie Aldrich and Vicki Steuernagel, both of La Crosse; three grandsons, Scott Kirsch, Brian Danning and Cody Steuernagel; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Thursday, June 21, at the Prairie Home Cemetery Chapel, 605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha.

The Sletten-McKee-Hanson Funeral Home of La Crosse is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at