THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: June 27, 2014
Robert Bob Johnson, 82, of Marinette, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
He was born on May 12, 1932 in Peshtigo to the late Melvin and Fern Johnson. On January 21, 1956, Bob married the love of his life, Florence Maskil. Bob served proudly in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, working as a mechanic at OHare Airport. For 30 years, Bob drove truck for Kargard, often times bringing one of his children along for the ride. He was also a volunteer fire fighter for the town of Peshtigo. After he retired, he worked part time at the Recycling Center, where he enjoyed mingling with local town residents and often would bring home little treasures for his grandchildren.
He was known around town as Bob Rufus Johnson, and was known and liked by everyone. He loved to tell jokes, work in his garden, watch Brewer games, hunt, spend time up at the cabin, go blue/blackberry picking and give golf cart rides for his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Florence, his five children, Patricia Nitka (Dale Berg), Robert Johnson, Susan Johnson, Sandra (Jon) Drees, James (Jennifer) Johnson, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Richard and Ronald Homer Johnson.
Friends may call at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon. For details please call (715)735-3737. A special thank you to the Bellin Health Cardiac Team for their care and compassion.