Robert J. Johnson, Edgerton, WI

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

August 20, 1939 - March 16, 2017

Robert J. Johnson Sr., 77, of Edgerton, WI, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at his daughter’s house in Janesville, surrounded by his family. Robert was born on August 20, 1939, in Porter Township, the son of Esther and James Johnson. He attended Evansville Schools. Robert farmed for many years on the family farm out on Gibbs Lake. He also worked for FPT, Johnson Brothers, and Big Lots. Robert loved to be outdoors, gardening, fishing, and hunting. One of his biggest highlights was taking apples and pears to the deer and driving around the back roads stopping for a chat with the local farmers. Bob always had the gift of gab!

Bob is survived by his wife of 53 years, whom he married on December 28, 1963, Bonnie (Holden) Johnson; six children: Debbie (Kenny) Eckelberg of Janesville, WI, Robert (Trudy) Jr. of Edgerton, WI, Melinda (Marty) Johnson of Edgerton, Becky (Kris) Johnson of Janesville, Kenny (Wendy) Johnson of Edgerton, Mike (Rachel) Johnson of Albion, WI; 11 grandchildren: Ryan (Karissa) Eckelberg, Tyler (Brooke) Eckelberg, Jes (Jason) Clark, Jodie (Alex) Johnson, Cheryl Anderson, Melissa Johnson, Jacob (Taylor) Johnson, Jenna (Mason) Johnson, Hayden (Morgan) Burns, Whitney Johnson, Lexy Johnson; five great-grandchildren: Kyarah, Henry, Jayden, Dalton, Sabastian; three brothers: Dick (Janet), Bruce (Karen), Jimmy (Vicki); sister-in-law: Linda Benash; brother-in-law: Mike McGuire; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents, Esther and Jim Johnson; in-laws, Phyllis and Mike Holden; grandson, Kyle Eckelberg; sister, Marriane McGuire; sister-in-law, Janet Johnson.

A Celebration of Life will be held on from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Edgerton and the fellowship will continue at “Off The Hook” in Indianford.

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