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Donna E. Johnson

December 4, 1932 ~ May 15, 2021 (age 88)


Brodhead - Donna E. Johnson, age 88, of Brodhead, passed away at her home on Saturday, May 15, 2021.


She was born on December 4, 1932, in Evansville, WI, the daughter of Joseph and Lucy (Luther) Hartl. She graduated from Evansville High School and St. Mary's School of Nursing in Madison, WI. Donna was very musical and athletic. Through the years, she worked off and on in area hospitals, clinics, and as a Green County Public Health Nurse. Donna was a devout Catholic and a woman of faith. She was a long time member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Brodhead and a member of the choir, altar society, and Council of Catholic Women. Donna married her best friend and love of her life, Eric "Ike" Johnson on August 6, 1955 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Evansville, WI. Donna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was the heart and soul of her family. Her favorite holiday was Christmas Eve hosting wonderful family gatherings.


Donna is survived by her six children, two daughters: Sheila Johnson of Tomah, WI, and Shelley Johnson of Middleton, WI; four sons, Eric "Ike Jr." (Sheryl), Mike (Anne), Russ (Daphne), all of Brodhead and Ron (Teresa) of Albany, WI;  seventeen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, sister in laws, Shirley Hartl, Virgene Hartl, Geneva Johnson and Jean Steuri and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


 She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric "Ike" on March 27, 2013, her parents, a sister Virginia Moore, and brothers Eugene and Carroll Hartl.


A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH in Brodhead for immediate family with Father Michael Moon presiding. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Evansville, WI.


 In lieu of flowers, memorials and condolence cards can be sent to the family via DL Newcomer Funeral Home, PO Box 26, Brodhead WI  53520.   


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