Delores L. “Skinny” Johnson, 89, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Stoney River Memory Care, Marshfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford, where the visitation will be held from 9:00 am on Friday until service time. Rev. Sue Eidahl will officiate. Burial will take place in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Sauter / Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Delores was born on June 2, 1928 in Wakefield, MI to Christopher and Olive (Bay) Zuidmulder. She had 12 brothers and sisters, Dorothy, Eleanor, Opel, Kathryn, Jean, Pat “Zeke”, Chris “Butch”, Lois, Marianna, Christine, Karen and Mary. The Zuidmulders lived in a 2 bedroom home in Wakefield, attending Wakefield schools, where Delores graduated from High School.
She was united in marriage to Daniel J. Johnson on July 14, 1947 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Delores was a great cook, preparing wild game and fish and was a great baker and canner, as Mom and Dad provided most of their food through gardening and hunting/fishing. Mom and Dad had 6 boys, Joel (born/died 1948), Roger (1949), Donald (1950), Forrest “Speedy” (1951) Jeffrey (1953) and Peter (1971). Mom and dad had a late surprise in a son, Peter, born in 1971. Peter passed in 1979 from pneumonia. Shortly thereafter, Mom and Dad retired and moved up north to their cabin on 40 acres of land in Harrison Hills. They loved their home, living up north and the privacy it provided. Mom and Dad lived up north for 35 years and were happily married for almost 69 years. Dad passed away on April 20, 2016. Mom then moved to Stoney River Memory Care Facility in Marshfield where a great staff took good care of her. Her independent spirit, love of family and wonderful cooking skills will be dearly missed and remembered.
Delores is survived by 3 sons, Roger (Judy) Johnson of Deerfield, Forrest “Speedy” (Roseann) Johnson of Stratford and Jeff (Sheryl) Johnson of Stratford. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 19 great great grandchildren. She is further survived by sisters, Irene, Christine and Marianna and her brother, Pat.
She was predeceased her parents, her husband, 3 sons, Peter, Joel and Donald Johnson, 7 sisters and 1 brother.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com