Marlene Ruth Johnson, Janesville, WI (1940-2013)
November 14, 1940 - November 14, 2013
Marlene Ruth Johnson, age 73, of Janesville, died on her birthday, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center. She was born in Mondovi, WI, on Nov. 14, 1940, the daughter of Orville L. and Gladys G. (Knutson) Loomis. Marlene graduated from Gilmanton High School and later married Allen D. Johnson. They were married on July 25, 1959, at Central Lutheran Church in Mondovi. Over the years, after moving to Janesville, Marlene worked at Robinson Dry Cleaners for many years. Providing for her family with a loving and caring home was the most important thing to Marlene. She was very proud of her family. Marlene enjoyed crocheting afghans for all of her family and friends. She also enjoyed spending summers at Vista Royalle Campground with family and friends in Bancroft, WI, a place they have been going to for over 40 years.
Marlene is survived by her husband of over 54 years, Allen; her mother, Gladys Loomis of Mondovi, WI; four children: Scott (Darcy) Johnson of Beloit, WI, Mark (Rhonda) Johnson of Janesville, Pamela (George) Protogere of Appleton, WI, and Todd (Karen) Johnson of Janesville; ten grandchildren, whom she adored: Nicole (Dave Gerber) Johnson, Brittany (Brock) Morlan, Erin (Justin) Wendorf, Jenna (Stephen) Rebout, Kyle (fiance, Sarah Krauter) Johnson, Chandler Johnson, Nicholas Protogere, Brandon Protogere, Kiana Johnson and Levi Johnson. She is further survived by two great-grandchildren, Lucy and Lola Morlan; her brother, David Loomis, and his wife, Sally. of Mondovi, WI; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jane and Gary Ede of Janesville; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Orville Loomis; and brother-in-law, Dale B. Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at Noon on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the WHITCOMB - LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, with Rev. Bond Haldeman officiating. Burial will follow at Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the FUNERAL HOME.
Whitcomb - Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Road, Janesville, WI (608) 752-2444