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In Memory

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

 

Mark A. Johnson

1943 - 2018



Mark A. Johnson, 75, formerly of Kenosha, late of Rockford, Ill., passed away peacefully, Friday, May 4, 2018, at OSF St. Anthony's Medical Center in Rockford.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1943, to the late Arthur and Emily (Herrmann) Johnson in Kenosha. He was educated in the schools of Kenosha and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School. Mark also studied in the Lutheran Ministries.

On March 8, 1967, he entered the US Army. He served during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged.

He married Katherine Schmidt and later divorced. Mark married Marcy A. Strasser on May 5, 1984 at St. Mary's Lutheran Church in Kenosha.

Mark worked at AMC/Chrysler as a Supervisor. He moved to St. Louis following Chrysler and then to the Belvidere, Ill. plant, retiring on Jan. 31, 2000.

Mark enjoyed bowling, fishing, jigsaw puzzles and sudoku. He was an avid Badger and Packer fan. Mark enjoyed traveling with his wife Marcy. They traveled all over Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii and to New Zealand which was his favorite. He loved spending time at the lake in Northern Wisconsin and playing with his puppy Mork.

Mark is survived by his children Scott Johnson of Loves Park, Ill., Julie Johnson-Milkie (Jeff) of Kenosha, Wis., Lee Ann (Jay Varner) Fancher of Bennington, KS, Scott (Deena Travis) Shirland of Machesny Park, Ill. and Bobbi Jean (Todd) Kramer of Racine, Wis., his 12 grandchildren, his 16 great grandchildren, his brother-in-law Ted Martens of San Diego, Calif. and his sisters-in-laws Marie Neff of Verona, Va. and Jo-Ann Clark of Eau Claire, Wis.

He is preceded in death by his sister Nancy and his sister-in-law Yvonne Kennedy.

Funeral Services for Mark will be held on Monday, May 14, at the Bruch Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. with Full Military Honors to follow.

 

 
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05/10/18 01:39 PM #1    

Corrine Lutter (Martin)

So sorry to hear about Mark's passing. Sending prayers to his family.

05/10/18 06:47 PM #2    

John Sturino

Sorry to hear about Mark, was a great guy in school, good times, prayers to his family.


05/11/18 09:15 AM #3    

Rita Martino (Ginocchio)

Remembering Mark and sending prayers to his family. He was well known and well liked during our days at Bradford High School. Great guy. You will be missed. Rest in Peace, Mark.

05/12/18 12:55 PM #4    

Paul Haubrich

Mark and I attended Friedens Lutheran School from Kindergarten through 9th grade.  We lived just about three blocks apart and both dulring the school lyear ans summer we did a lot.  Mark was always willing to try and do new things, which at times got us into some trouble. Beach, baseball at Friedens and bike races were almost always fun.  Mark's dad, Art, taught us how to play a lot of different card games, alwalys smoking his pipe and telling us that he wouldn't play for money as we would clearly go broke.  In our senior year Mark worked as an AV tech and was assinged to the last period of the day when I had a study hall on the third floor.  In good weather and generally on a Friday he would call the room and asked the teacher to send me to the AV room on the second floor and then we would cut out of school an hour early, on warm spring days this was great. Like many of us in those days upon graduation Mark went to AMC and I went to college,  We didn't see each other much after that as our paths went different ways.  My sympahty to the family and want them to know that I have many fond and enduring memories of Mark.

Paul Haubrich


05/12/18 12:55 PM #5    

Paul Haubrich

Mark and I attended Friedens Lutheran School from Kindergarten through 9th grade.  We lived just about three blocks apart and both dulring the school lyear ans summer we did a lot.  Mark was always willing to try and do new things, which at times got us into some trouble. Beach, baseball at Friedens and bike races were almost always fun.  Mark's dad, Art, taught us how to play a lot of different card games, alwalys smoking his pipe and telling us that he wouldn't play for money as we would clearly go broke.  In our senior year Mark worked as an AV tech and was assinged to the last period of the day when I had a study hall on the third floor.  In good weather and generally on a Friday he would call the room and asked the teacher to send me to the AV room on the second floor and then we would cut out of school an hour early, on warm spring days this was great. Like many of us in those days upon graduation Mark went to AMC and I went to college,  We didn't see each other much after that as our paths went different ways.  My sympahty to the family and want them to know that I have many fond and enduring memories of Mark.

Paul Haubrich


05/12/18 01:12 PM #6    

Marla Foth (Moody)

RIP, Mark.


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