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William Johnson

Published On: May 22 2013 06:00:19 AM CDT

MIDDLETON-William F. “Bill” Johnson, age 80, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg.

He was born on June 24, 1932, in Superior, the son of Sten and Anna (Wilander) Johnson. Bill was united in marriage to the love of his life, Judith Fett on February 20, 1960 in Madison. She preceded him in death in 2003. He was a United States Army veteran having proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the VFW William “Sonny” Simon Post #8216 of Middleton. Bill worked as an engineer for the State of Wisconsin-Dept. of Natural Resources until his retirement in 1992. He was proud of his Swedish heritage, was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed Badger sports, especially football and hockey.

Bill is survived by his daughters, Julie (Jeff) Craft, Lori (Ryan) Fleiner and Karen Johnson-Lauper; four grandchildren, Nicole and Allyson Craft, Will and Andrew Lauper and a special friend, Pat Lagree. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Judith, an uncle and an aunt.

Funeral services will be held at ST. LUKE’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Middleton at 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 23, 2013 with the Reverend Roger Eigenfeld presiding. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Madison. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Henry Vilas Zoo.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Meriter Hospital 11th floor for all the care they gave Bill. For online condolences, please visit www.gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson West Funeral & Cremation Care
7435 University Ave
608-831-6761
www.gundersonfh.com

Memorials:
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Henry Vilas Zoo.

Visitation:
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at the church.

Service:
Funeral services will be held at ST. LUKE’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 7337 Hubbard Ave., Middleton at 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 23, 2013 with the Reverend Roger Eigenfeld presiding.

Cemetery:
Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Madison

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