Ronney E. Johnson, 83

A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 11, 2010, at 6 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home, W63 N527 Hanover Ave. Cedarburg for Ronney E.

Johnson of Cedarburg, who died on March 8, 2010, at the age of 83.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials to St. John Lutheran Church, Lakefield, Organ Fund are appreciated. For online condolences please go to

Ronney was born in Milwaukee on Sept. 21, 1926, to Albert and Louise (nee Aldon) Thaiss and raised by his adoptive parents, Arvid E. and Angeline Johnson. Ronney married Karen (nee Fischer) on April 21, 1990, at Brookfield Assembly of God.

Ronney received a Masterís Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He retired from the Glendale School District after 37 years in 1987. Ronney was also choir director for St. John Lutheran Church, Lakefield for 18 years. He played classical violin with the Concord Chamber Orchestra and the Kettle Moraine Symphony.

Ronney is survived by his wife, Karen, of Cedarburg; sons, Mark Johnson of Nevada and Eric (Linda) Johnson of Princeton; step- children, Ann (Greg) Denk of Cedarburg and Andrew (Laura) Griswold of Cedarburg; grandchildren, Denyelle (John) Koser of Saukville, Clinton Templeman of Green Lake, Aaron and Adam Denk of Cedarburg, Caleb and Jesse Griswold of Cedarburg; great-grandchildren, Kiana and Craig; brother, Ron (Evonne) Schilling of Phoenix; sisters, Charmaine Kruse of Madison and Sue Church of Phoenix; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arlene (nee Behrens); sister Lillian Hooker and brother Bob Thais.

Mueller Funeral Home is serving the family.