Bruce Ellis Johnson, Whitewater, WI, (1935-2014)

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

February 23, 1935 - July 23, 2014

Bruce Ellis Johnson, age 79, of Whitewater, WI, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, WI. Bruce was born in Whitewater, WI, on Feb. 23, 1935, the son of Theodore Ellis and Janet (Kurtz) Johnson. On June 29, 1957, Bruce married Janice Ann Schultz. Bruce worked as a shipping foreman for the Coburn Company in Whitewater, for 30 years. Bruce was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Whitewater. He loved his grandchildren dearly, and enjoyed snowmobiling, woodworking, antiquing, racing stock cars, and was an avid racing fan for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Janice Ann Johnson of Whitewater; two children, Jillian (Brian) Johnson and Todd Johnson, both of Jefferson, WI; and three grandchildren: Brooke, Kaden, and Kennedy. He is further survived by many  nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Terry; and a brother, Dean.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 28, 2014, at 11 AM at the ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 116 S. Church Street, Whitewater, with Pastor Jonathan Rossman officiating. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, WI. Friends may call after 9 AM on Monday at the CHURCH until the time of the services.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, Whitewater.

The NITARDY FUNERAL HOME, Whitewater, WI, is assisting the family, www.nitardyfuneralhome.com


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