Gordon D. "Gordie" Johnson

Gordon D. "Gordie" Johnson, 60, of West Bend, passed away on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

Gordie was born on May 15, 1947 in Adrian, Minn. to Marlis and Bernadene (nee Meinders) Johnson.

He was raised in Rushmore, Minn. and graduated from Adrian High School in Adrian in 1965.

After graduation, Gordie worked in the tool and die industry until he volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1967. He served in Vietnam until 1969 and received many honors and medals as a marksman.

After he returned from the service, Gordie moved to Wisconsin to marry the love of his life, Bonnie Hebig.

They were married on Feb. 27, 1971 in West Bend, and resided there ever since.

Gordie owned his own welding company for several years prior to going to work for ALBO Corp., and was always known to be a very skilled welder.

Gordie loved golfing, fishing, bowling, playing pool, playing music and spending time with his family and friends.

He was also an active member of the West Bend VFW.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; his daughter, Jeanna (Michael) Desmond of Milwaukee; his son, Jeffrey Johnson (girlfriend Karri Zwicker) of West Bend; and his precious granddaughter, Emily Desmond.

He is further survived by his sister, Janice (Hans) Remmers of Dundee, Minn.; a brother, Randy (Carol) Johnson of Rushmore, Minn.; a sister, Marcia (Joe) Mauch of Adrian; his in-laws, Lyman Winge, David (Glenda) Hebig, Karen (Howie) Gruen, Dennis (Barb) Hebig, Dean Hebig, Gail (Curt) Her-onimus and Donald (Dawn) Hebig; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Gordie was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Allan Johnson; a sister, Carmen Winge; and a nephew, Jared Johnson.

Visitation will be held at the Phillip Funeral Home, West Bend, on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. followed by services with Father. David Desmond officiating.


The family is very grateful and would like to thank the staff at St. Agnes Hospital for all the care and support provided to them and Gordie.