THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Karl H. Johnson
Issue Date: March 1, 2017
Karl Henry Johnson, of Sister Bay, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16.
Born July 15, 1929 in Illinois, to Henry Bruno and Agnes Amelia (Widen) Johnson, as a toddler the family moved to Door County, where he lived his entire life on the family farm. He married Donna L. McCosky on May 1, 1954 and they raised six daughters. He worked many jobs such as an electrician, welder, bus driver and Town Treasurer along with farming in his 87 years.
With a love of nature, he planted trees where the pasture used to be. A caring soul and kind heart, he lent a helping hand when needed, never asking for anything in return and will be remembered for telling stories.
He is survived by six daughters, Suzi Hass of Sister Bay, Patty (Dan) Burniece of Maple Grove Mn., Cindy (Gene) Smith of Oconto Falls and Peggy (John) Mroczynski, Linnae Johnson and Mary Kittredge all of Pulaski; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Leatrice (Toots) Klaubauf of Green Bay.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; an infant son, Peter John Johnson; two sisters and a brother and their spouses, Astrid and Ed King, Oscar and Carolyn Johnson and George and Ruth Jischke; sons-in-law, Greg Hass, Masoud Rezvani; a nephew, Corwin Johnson and in-laws, John and Verna McCosky and Ed Klaubauf.
Visitation will be held at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay on Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 11 a.m., followed by fellowship. Memorials can be given to Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church or to the Forest Recovery Project, a non-profit organization with all monies used to plant trees in Door County.