Catherine E. Johnson

Catherine E. Johnson (nee Stoiber), 93, a longtime resident of the town of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009.

She was born on May 4, 1916, in Milwaukee to the late Engelbert and Catherine (nee Bertz) Stoiber. Catherine was a member of the first graduating class for cosmeticians of the Milwaukee Vocational School. She also worked for the Jackson Medical Clinic until age 75.

She is survived by children, Dennis (Linda), Howard (Ellen), Keith (Colleen), Gary (Bonnie) and Kay Ellen (Joey) Fassbender. Grandma to Keith, Kristin, Paul, Elizabeth (Terry Schuler), Jennifer (Carlos Fernandez), Josh, Jessica (Jack) Waybright, Johanna (Joe) Kujawski, Briyce Fassbender and Katie Fasbender; great-grandma to Laurin Johnson, Abigail Schuler, Cora Fernandez, Evelynn Kujawski and Jasper Waybright. Further survived by brothers, Engelbert Stoiber and Tom (Mary) Stoiber; sisters, Margaret Hartel and Louise (Ralph) Roberts; and sister-in-law, Pat Stoiber; Aunt Florence Siehr; and innumerable cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her husband, Howard F. Johnson; son, Bruce in infancy; brothers, Raymond and John Stoiber; sister, Johanna Ritzman; sisters-in-law, Evelyn and Lois Stoiber; brothers-in-law, Jack Hartel and Harold Ritzman.

Catherine was widowed 50 years ago and she raised five children alone and never complained. She was devoted to her family, playing cards, art (especially her paintings). She will be missed.

Memorial service will be Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home in West Bend. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until time of service. Private burial.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.