THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Delores J. Johnson
Issue Date: December 31, 2013
Delores J. Johnson, 78, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28 surrounded by family and friends after a courageous 14 month battle with cancer.
Born May 9, 1935, in Iron River, the daughter of the late Gust and Mary Demboski, she graduated in 1953 from West Iron County High School in Iron River. After graduation, she moved to Milwaukee to further her education. On June 23, 1956, she married Edward Johnson and they moved to Pulaski, where they established roots and raised their family. He preceded her in death in 2003. She worked at many area businesses including Northern Shoe, Arnies IGA, Schreiber Cheese and Maplewood Meats.
A member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski, she regularly attended Mass until her health started to fail. She enjoyed cooking, baking, an occasional card game, walking with her friend, Barb and spending time up north with family. Most of all, she enjoyed being with family for birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries, being one of the first ones there to help prepare things and the last one to leave to make sure things were cleaned up and taken care of.
She is survived by her children, Mike (Claire Anderson), Pulaski, Kathy (Bruce) Watruba, Mountain, Bob (Kathy) Johnson, Shawano, Jeff (Maria) Johnson, Wautoma and Mary Beth (Dan) Klann, Howard; 11 grandchildren; three brothers-in-law: Len (Jan) Johnson, Manitowoc, Dave (Betty) Johnson, Pulaski and Herb (Cindy) Peterson, Manitowoc; two sisters-in-law, Hilma (Bob) Hubbard, Pulaski and Ina (Don) Lamb, Milwaukee and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters-in-law Effie Rass and Pat Wobzal and two brothers-in-law, William and Gary Johnson.
Friends may call at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski on Thursday, Jan. 2 after 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m. Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M. will preside, with burial to be held in the spring at the parish cemetery.