Madison
52° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Alvin Everett Johnson

Published On: Nov 21 2013 02:56:13 PM CST

Alvin E. Johnson, age 96 of Monroe died peacefully on November 20, 2013 at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Monroe.

He was born on July 22, 1917 in Chicago, IL, the son of Alvin G. and Rose Johnson. Alvin was a proud World War II veteran who enlisted in the Army Air Corp following the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served as a crew chief in Africa, Italy, and France for four years until his honorable discharge. Alvin won the war single handedly. He married Mary Jacobsen in 1945 and they moved from Chicago to Milwaukee where Alvin became a top salesman for the A-C Supply Company. Following his retirement, he and Mary moved to Florida where he enjoyed golfing and entertaining as an MC and singer for many community shows and events for 25 years. In 1998 Al and Mary moved to Monroe to be close to their children. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and a parishioner of St. Victor Catholic Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Mary L. Johnson of Monroe; five children, Susan (Chester) Watson of Scotia, NY, Wayne (Patricia) Johnson of Sarasota, FL, Lynn Johnson of Greenfield, WI, Judith (Dan) Henke of Monroe, and Laurie (Peter) Byrne of Brookfield, WI; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and a brother, William Johnson of Northbrook, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruth Carmody and Elaine Woods; and his brother, Walter Johnson.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, 1760 14th. Street, Monroe, with Father Larry Bakke officiating. Private family entombment will be at a later date at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove, WI. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions are suggested in Alvin’s name for the Alzheimer’s Association or Pleasant View Nursing Home.

Online condolences may be given at www.newcomerfuneralhome.net

The family wishes to thank the staff of Pleasant View for the wonderful care Alvin has received the past two years.

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: Madison store helps collect hundreds of Teddy bears for police

    MADISON, Wis.--A west Madison store is part of an effort to collect hundreds of stuffed animals to donate to six police departments in Southern Wisconsin.

    Todd Merryfield, owner of The Learning Shop at 714 S. Gammon Road, said the store is collecting the bears for officers who use them to help comfort children with whom police come in contact.

    "This is a great way to support what (police) do," Merryfield said. "Those are the kids that need something like this to reassure them, calm them down, and let them know that things are all right."

    Nearly 500 plush animals were donated Tuesday, a Learning Shop spokeswoman said. The Madison store's effort is part of a larger initiative through the Bears for Humanity organization. 

    Photos by Doug Wahl

  • Passport

    RandyHarris/iStock

    Mistakes people make when moving abroad

    Moving abroad? Realtor.com has put together a list of six mistakes people make when they're moving abroad. Click through, so you don't make the same mistakes during your move.

  • Hannah McClung

    PHOTOS: Med Flight called to crash on Highway 12

    The westbound lanes of Highway 12 were closed for nearly an hour Tuesday afternoon between Parmenter Street and County Road K near Middleton because of a crash.

Advertisement