Jan. 29, 1921 – April 28, 2012
Arnold Johnson of Waukesha, was called home by his good lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the age of 91. Arnold was born in the town of Hewitt, outside of Wausau, on Jan. 29, 1921, to Charles and Anna Johnson.
He stayed in the Wausau and Bonduel area and farmed for a part of his adult life. He moved to the Waukesha area and became a devoted member at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he sang in the choir, was an usher and served on past church councils. At Grace, he also met his cherished wife, Dorothy, while singing in the choir. The two married on Feb. 15, 1947. Arnold was a dedicated employee of the Waukesha School District’s maintenance department until his retirement in 1992.
He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Lois (Harvey) Stowe, and his son, Allen (Jennifer) Johnson. He was the adored grandfather to Stacie (Brian) Thimmesch, Stephanie (Nick) Butrym and Steven (fiancee Aubrey Mlachnik) Stowe. He was also a loving Great-Boppa to Taylor, Brady and Tenley Thimmesch and Caroline Butrym. Arnold is also survived by his sister-in-law, Ruth Johnson, and many caring nieces and nephews.
Arnold was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy; his parents, Charles and Anna; sisters, Violet, Esther and Arlene; and brothers, Oliver, Evar, Elmer, Chester and Willard.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, May 2, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Arthur Koepsell will be officiating. A private interment will follow Thursday, May 3, at Prairie Home Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (see address above), or The Caring Place, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.
The family would also like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Gerald Berman, the wonderful staff of the Specialty Care Floor of Avalon Square, and to Hospice Advantage for the heartfelt care they all provided for Arnold before he left to be with his savior.
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.