THE VILLAGES, FLA. |
Nov. 12, 1927 — Oct. 25, 2015
Charles W. Johnson, 87, The Villages, Fla., passed away Oct. 25, 2015, in The Villages.
Charles was born Nov. 12, 1927, in Tomah, to Ethelwyn and Charles O. Johnson. He graduated from Waukesha High School and joined the Army, where he was an MP.
He later joined the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff and later became a detective for 18 years. In 1969, he became chief of police in Jefferson, where he retired after 16 years and moved to Florida in 1985. He served as interim chief of police for Lady Lake in 1987.
Charles attended several colleges and universities on his way to earning his masters degree and taught part-time, criminal justice and sociology.
Charles was preceded
in death by his wife, Ellen, in 2013. Survivors include his children Kay
Hoff (Tom) of Littleton, Colo., Carol Renz (Bill) of Ocala, Fla., Paula
Brick (Ed); grand-children Bryan and Gina Hoff, Brandon Renz, Tyler and
Adam Brick, as well as one great-granddaughter.