Shirley Johnson (1929 – 2011)

Shirley Lorraine Johnson, age 82, a resident of Kenosha, passed away Wednesday November 23, 2011 at Grand Prairie Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pleasant Prairie, WI .

Shirley was born on March 2, 1929 in Hibbing MN. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Ruth (Barth) Graff. Shirley was educated in the schools of LaCrosse WI. She and her family moved to Kenosha in 1962.

On December 11, 1948 she married Jack Malcolm Johnson in LaCrosse WI. She attended services at Immanuel United Methodist Church. Shirley was employed as a dispatcher for the village of Pleasant Prairie police. She was also employed at Turnstyle in Racine as a manager and at the Pleasant Prairie Power Plant as an administrative supervisor. Shirley loved crafting. She made and repaired homemade jewelry. She loved to cook and bake. Shirley liked to travel with her lady friends. Shirley was an avid bowler in many leagues. She adored all animals. She rescued and saved many different animals. She was W.O.T.M Kenosha Moose Family Center, College of Regents.

Shirley is survived by her husband Jack of Pleasant Prairie, son Jack Steve Johnson of Kenosha and daughters Judy (Dale) Schubel of Greenfield, WI, Laurene (Karl) German of Aurora CO, Cindy Johnson of Pleasant Prairie and Pamela (Len) Verhulst of Ripon WI. She is also survived by eight grandchildren Heather, Amber and Erik Johnson, Crissy (Joe) Steinhaus, Shawn German, Stacy (Sam) Nelson, Shane German, Britni Uhrich, and 4 great grandchildren Nina, Carson, Mia and Hailey. Shirley is further survived by two sisters Karen (Al) Hansen of Florida and Betty (Jack) Ringquest of Idaho.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday November 28, 2011 at 5:00 PM at Immanuel United Methodist Church (5410 Sheridan Rd). Visitation with the family will be on Monday at the church from 3:00 PM until the time of Service. Burial will take place on Tuesday November 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park in LaCrosse WI

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Safe Harbor Humane Society would be appreciated.

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