Obituary of Rose Johnson
Rosa “Rose” Pauline Johnson, 97 ½, died on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek.
She was born on June 10, 1922 in Grand Island, NE to Henry and Katherine Yakel. Rose and her family traveled and Rose went to several different schools and graduated from 12th grade. On June 10, 1949 she married John A. Johnson at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rose and Johnny moved from Milwaukee to Johnson Creek on Spruce Drive, and lived there for 16 years when Johnny passed away. Rose worked at home for 15 years after John died. She then moved to 804 Clay Street where she lived until moving in with she daughter. Rose worked at Bethesda Lutheran Home for 15 years.
Her interests were gardening, flowers, canning, and baking. Her freezer was always full for people who dropped in on Saturdays and Sunday. Rose loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always there to make our favorite things and to help when she could. Rose is a member of St. John’s Lutheran in Johnson Creek for sixty-four years.
Rose is survived by her children, Donna (Roger) Krance of Fort Atkinson, Richard (Ronna) Johnson; grandchildren, Heather (Jason) Ninnman of Watertown, Kari Heller of Watertown, Ryan Johnson of Watertown, Eric (Alyssa) Johnson of Watertown, Roger F. (Annette) Krance Jr. of Elkhorn, Michael (Martens) Krance of Watertown, Tyrone Krance of Madison; great-grandchildren, Jayden Ninnman, Kyleigh Ninnman, Brittyn Johnson, Ashton Johnson, Madelyn Heller, Iris Raabe, Aria Johnson, Marlee Johnson, Jon Krance, Justin (Mary) Krance, Daniel (Danielle) Krance, John Sobo, Jeffery Krance; two great-grandchildren, Cloe Krance, Breatrix Krance; brother, Philip (Gerri) Yakel; nieces and nephews, Jon (Jane) Gehler, Shelly (Joe) De Grandt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Katherine Yakel; and husband John Johnson in 1970; and siblings, Doely Gelesby, Marie Toparek, Freda Jewson, Helen Makin, Katherine Free, Ester Yakel, Alex Yakel, Henry Yakel, John Yakel, George Yakel; niece and nephew, Sharon Gehler, and Gary Frei. Rose had 15 siblings, 11 lived to be adults.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of TLC and Rainbow Hospice for their exceptional care, and Faith Community Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church for their support.
Funeral services will take place at 11AM on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Faith Community Church in Fort Atkinson. Visitation will take place at 10AM until the time of services at the church. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Johnson Creek, following the luncheon at the church.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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