Funeral services for Gary will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. A visitation for Gary will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Masks and social distancing will be observed.
Gary F. Johnson, age 73 passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, February 12, 2021.
Gary was born on June 21, 1947 in Kenosha a son of the late Julius F. and Helen L. (nee: Oberholtzer) Johnson
He was educated in the schools of Kenosha and was a 1967 graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School.
On July 20, 1968 at Trinity Lutheran Church, he was united in marriage to Renee Hagerty. Sadly, she preceded him in death on February 23, 2001.
Gary had a successful career in sales for many years. He worked for several industrial supply companies, beginning his career with Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. He was currently employed as a regional sales manager for Rubber Fab Garlock Hygienic Technologies where he had been employed for several years.
His passion was playing and collecting guitars and in his younger years had played with several local bands. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, going to Casinos and his daily rides by the lake with his loving companion, Pat. His greatest pleasure was spending time with family. Gary had an outgoing likeable personality with a great sense of humor and wit. He entertained everyone with his funny jokes and witty song lyrics. Gary was a kind and generous man and was always willing to help family and friends. A devoted companion to Pat, he was a loving father to his children. “Papa” will always be a great role model for his grandchildren.
He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Every person who was fortunate to be a part of his life were impacted by his support and guidance.
Survivors include his children, Brian (DiAnna) Johnson of Elmwood Park, WI, Tammy (Carl) Silber of Trevor,WI, and Holly (Chris) Caddock of Kenosha,WI; his grandchildren, Amber Rose Johnson, Trevor and Tyler Silber, Carter Caddock and Michael (Angela) Perez; his great-grandchildren, Mila and Enzo Perez; his companion, Pat Knutson of Mt. Pleasant, and many loving nieces and nephews
Along with his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ken Johnson and his sister, Sue Bornick.