Michael R. Johnson

After fighting an incredible battle with cancer, Michael R. Johnson passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the age of 67.

He was the devoted and loving husband of Leslie (nee Remshak); proud and loving father of Keith (Becky), Matthew (Jenny) and Kira (Nick) Panno; grandpa of Theo, Emmett and Talia Johnson; popper of Henry Johnson; papa of Madison and Dominic Michael (entering our world in January 2014) Panno; son of Dorothy and the late Melvin; son-in-law of Frances and the late Frank Remshak; brother of Dennis (Tina), Bob (JoAnn), Trish (Mike) Hambel, Pam (Patrick) Podstawa and Dean; brother-in-law of Frank (Judy) and Mark (Koni) Remshak; and nephew-in-law of Ann Mavri. Nieces, nephews and many friends also survive.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 1981 Beulah Ave., East Troy, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Private interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

He retired after 40 years with General Motors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Michael Johnson Education Fund to be used for his grandchildren’s college education.

Special thanks to Jen and staff of Horizon Homecare and Hospice, Dr. Stuart Wong, Anna, Gail and Ellen, Dr. Dian Wang, Leeann and the staff of Froedtert Cancer Center for the loving care of Michael. Also, to all of those who always kept Michael in their prayers.

Bevsek-Verbick Funeral Home of West Allis is serving the family. For more information, call 414-546-4342 or visit online at