Russell C. Johnson

Russell C. Johnson, 90, of Slinger, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. He was born Nov. 30, 1926, in West Bend, the son of the late William and Elanore Johnson. Russell joined the Marine Corps on Dec. 14, 1943.He served during World War II, and earned the Purple Heart in Okinawa. Russell returned home and married the love of his life, Audrey Bruessell, on Sept. 14, 1946. He owned and operated Johnson Movers Inc. until his retirement in 1991. Russell enjoyed restoring antique cars and trucks and was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Slinger.

Those Russell leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 71 years, Audrey; their seven children, Larry, Jerry (Ruth), Jane (Bill) Passaglia, Jim (Karen), Joan (Bob) Kearns, Judy Bonlender and Andy; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death

by his parents; two brothers, Billy and Bobby; grandchild, Douglas; and one great-grandchild, Nicholas.

A funeral service in remembrance of Russell will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 799 St. Paul Drive, Slinger, WI. 53086. The Rev. Robert Fleischmann will officiate. Russellís family will greet relatives and friends from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow the funeral service at Washington County Memorial Park.

Russellís family would like to thank Lynn Muesch for her loving care and support.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Russellís arrangements. Additional information and online guestbook may be found at