Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.)
CELA (Christian Education Leadership Academy – W262N4685 Ryan Street Pewaukee, WI 53072)
MEMORIAL SERVICE AT CHURCH:
Friday, July 21, 2017
Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church (31385 West Hill Road Hartland, WI 53029
OCONOMOWOC – Michelle M. Johnson, 48, passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, July 6, 2017. She lost her battle with cancer but she fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith (2 Timothy 4:7).
Michelle was born in Racine on June 25, 1969. She graduated from Park High School in 1987, UW Parkside and received her M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1996.
On December 16, 1995 she married Curt Johnson at Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Racine. They moved to Delafield in 2000 and have resided in Oconomowoc since 2011.
Michelle served her patients as a family practice physician at Columbia St. Mary’s in West Allis. She was a member of Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church, the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.
In addition her husband, Curt, Michelle is survived by her children, Grant, Blake, Elise and Magen; her Godmother, Judy Nielsen of Racine; her brother, Dennis Nielsen; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ronald and Sandy Johnson of Burlington; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Cary and Susie Johnson of Burlington and Kyle and Carrie Johnson of Franksville; as well as dear nieces, nephews, and friends too numerous to list. She was preceded in death by her mother, Diane (nee: Julius) Jacobs and Godfather, David Nielsen.
Family and friends are invited to meet at CELA (Christian Education Leadership Academy – W262N4685 Ryan Street Pewaukee, WI 53072) on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. for Michelle’s Celebration Service. Door will open at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a church service held at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church (31385 West Hill Road Hartland, WI 53029) on Friday, July 21st at 11:00 a.m. Per Michelle’s request, please do not wear black. 🙂 In lieu of flowers memorials have been suggested to the family for a college fund that will be established for Michelle’s children, the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee, Foundation, Inc., https://lhasgm.ejoinme.org/MyPages/AnnualFundDonationPage/tabid/302515/Default.aspx, and or, Aurora Health Care – Team Phoenix https://give.aurora.org/donation-pages/donation-page-other. (UNDER DESIGNATION PLEASE SELECT OTHER AND ENTER TEAM PHOENIX)
The Johnson family extends a heartfelt thank you to Asera Care; especially, Tracy and Nikki; as well as Curt’s mom, Sandy Johnson and Michelle’s Godmother, Judy Nielsen for loving care Michelle and her family received during her illness.