THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Doug Johnson, Sr.
Issue Date: March 29, 2018
Doug Johnson, Sr., 83, of Bowler, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Born July 6, 1934 in Peshtigo, to the late Edward and Lucinda (Long) Johnson, he served in the United States Air Force from 1953-1957, where he was in an air-sea rescue squad in Greenland during the Korean War. He worked as a heavy machinery operator and in building construction. He married Janet (Marten) on May 21, 1955 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in the town of Almon.
He loved horses, got his first horse at age 10 and was a member of the Triple W Saddle Club in Peshtigo. He enjoyed dancing with his wife, especially square dancing as part of the Wausau and Shawano clubs and later country line dancing. He was a former commander and member of the Bowler American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Janet; a son, Douglas (Kathy) Johnson, Jr., Eland; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Geraldine Trepanier, Pulaski, and Janet Klaver, Porterfield; special nephew, Mark (Patty Jo) Johnson, many other nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Marcia (Bruce) Felts, Shawano and Mary Ann Marten, Stevens Point.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Candace Wamboldt; two siblings, Edward (Betty) Johnson, Jr. and Donna Vista; four brothers-in-law, Franklin Trepanier, Jerry Klaver, Lester A. Marten, Jr. and Floyd (Mavis) Marten.
Visitation was held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bowler on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral services at noon, with Rev. Michael Schram officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Town of Almon with military honors conducted. Schmidt and Schulta Funeral Home of Wittenberg assisted the family with arrangements.