THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Kenneth H. Johnson
Kenneth Kenny H. Johnson, 79, of Pound, passed away at his home Monday, Jan. 27.
Born to the late Henry and Irma (Walker) Johnson on Feb. 4, 1934 in Pound, he graduated from Coleman High School and married his high school sweetheart, the former, Eugenie (Genie) Schwartz on June 20, 1959. They purchased a farm next to his parents where the couple raised two children. He designed and built a barn, calculating so closely that there were only a few extra bricks left. He was a prankster, with water fights and banana peel battles not being unfamiliar scenes.
He loved the outdoors, enjoyed farming, fishing, waterskiing, snow skiing and swimming with family and friends. He had a passion for traveling, and they purchased a fifth wheel and ventured to Alaska and multiple other destinations many times for both work and pleasure. He often took his dogs for rides around town. He will be remembered for all he offered from his truest heart.
He is survived by his wife, Genie; a son, Todd, Pound; a daughter, Heidi (Bill) Gossen, Menasha and three grandchildren.
Relatives and friends may call at Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m., with Pastor Nick Johannes officiating. Burial will be at Beaver American Lutheran Cemetery.
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