THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
John E. Armstrong
Issue Date: May 7, 2014
John Edward Armstrong, 74, Green Bay, passed away Monday, May 5 at St. Vincent Hospital there.
Born June 24, 1939, in Lena, to Clarence and Eva Armstrong, the family moved to Green Bay about four years later. He was "special" and as a child was full of fun and the first to greet everybody who came to visit. His speech was not perfect, but he could get his stories out and would repeat them until he knew you had listened. He liked children, cats and dogs. He enjoyed music, tapping his foot to the beat of a favorite tune, riding in the car and trips up north to the Boulder Lake area. When in kindergarten, he was diagnosed as severely developmentally disabled with childhood cerebral palsy and seizures which took their toll. He was unable to walk or talk in recent years, but when he looked at you, he could reach your soul. He was loved and was a special gift from Heaven.
He is survived by five siblings; a sister, Beverly (Jack) Brooks; brothers, Robert Armstrong (John 's twin), Tom (Muggs) Armstrong and Bill (Karen) Armstrong, all of Mountain and Jim (Chris) Armstrong, Appleton; many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may gather at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay from 4 p.m. until time of a funeral service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8. Deacon Jim Dennison will officiate with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Green Bay.