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Janet  Anna

  • Visitation
    • Friday, February 25th, 2022 from 10am – 12pm at ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 6802 W. FOREST HOME AVE.
  • Funeral Service
    • Friday, February 25th, 2022 at12pm at ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 6802 W. FOREST HOME AVE.


Johnson, Janet Anna

Our Heavenly Father called his daughter, Janet Anna Johnson to her eternal home on Saturday, February 19th, 2022.

Janet was born on July 31, 1932, in South Milwaukee to Oscar and Alma (Davitz) Dallmann.  She married the love of her life, William J. Johnson on May 26, 1951.  They enjoyed 43 years together until his death in 1994.  Bill and Janet raised 4 daughters: Susan (Lawrence) Meier, Jean (George) Krug, Janice  Hansen, and Beth (Scott) Raymond; and 5 sons: Gary (Rachel Lee), Dean, Donn (Denise), Bruce (Amy), and Mark (Tamara) Johnson.  They were blessed with 29 grandchildren:  Jill, Jennifer (Tom) Flierl, Brian (Jennifer) Meier, Holly (Daniel) Bushner, Amy (Tom) Perszyk, Jason (Bekah) Meier, Laura (Joel) Rasmussen, Kristy (Douglas) Cravillion, Richard (Kristen) Tessler, Ryan (Mallory), Megan (Bryan) Kaupla, Ashley (Jake) Snyder, William (fiancée Belle), Paul (Desirae), Joel (Rachel) Hansen, Kristine (David) Franz, Joshua (Danielle Cameron), Brad (Erin), Todd (Melissa), Logan, Cole, Quinn, Piper, Haley, Ben, Brett (fiancée Ellen) Raymond, Brandon (Lydia Park) Raymond, Grace Raymond, and Madison Raymond.  Also survived by  great-grandchildren: Zachary (Jerica), Tyler, Brooke, Audrey, George, Owen, Olivia, Nora, Seth, Caleb, Michael, Lily, Benjamin, Loralei, Jackson, Liam, Jade, Carter, Bennett, Elijah, Judah, Anika, Cohen, Clayton, Makenna, Dylan, Eliana, Brynlee, Declan, Reeve, Roman, Lucy, Judah, Caleb, Moses, Jack, Leah, Kamren, Kade, William, Broaddrick, Crew, and great-great-grandchildren: Eli and Hunter.

She is survived by her sister, Joan (Dennis) Nommensen; her sister-in-law, June Rinka; and many other relatives and friends.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; her father and mother-in-law Julian and Ruth Johnson; her brother Robert Dallmann and his wife Millie; her brother-in-law Eldon Rinka; her daughters-in-law Beth Johnson and Hong Yon Mimi Johnson; and her son-in-law Christopher Hansen.

A longtime member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Janet served others on Ladies Aid, Altar Guild, and sang in the choir.  She also served on the Wisconsin Lutheran High School Guild and was a strong supporter of WLHS.  Grandma J was the best cook, hugger, peacemaker, and cheerleader who always had a kind word and a helping hand for everyone who needed it.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 25, at ST. JOHN’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 6802 W. FOREST HOME AVE., from 10am – 12pm, with the funeral service to follow at 12pm. Private burial at Independent Cemetery, Oak Creek.  There will be a celebration of Janet’s life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Lutheran High School, or Alzheimer’s Association.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Ellen’s Home in Germantown for their exceptional, compassionate care.

Janet’s devotion to her family and friends, her abiding faith, and her willingness to help others was a shining example to all who knew her.

And now these three remain: Faith, Hope, Love, but the greatest of these is Love.  1 Corinthians 13:13


  1. Paul and Janeen Henning February 20, 2022 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Mrs. Johnson was a very sweet soul with an amazing smile. Every time I saw her even years after we moved away, there was a hug, a smile, and a real interest in our family. She raised nine outstanding children and left such an example of Christian living for us all. Prayers for the family until we see her again in heaven.

  2. Bruce and Linda Becker February 21, 2022 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Jesus said to Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” Praying that Jesus would comfort your family in this time of loss with the joy of Jesus’ promise..

  3. Karen Schulz February 21, 2022 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    My fondest memories of Mrs..Johnson was mealtime in the wonderfully warm and crazy Johnson kitchen. I would have had the opportunity to stay over with my best friend Jean. Mrs. Johnson ALWAYS had a smile on her face and love in her heart. The love of Jesus was felt in her by all of the loving tasks she would accomplish for her loving children, and for those of us that happened along. There are so many wonderful memories, I am so happy for your Mom, now in Jesus loving arms, One day we can all be together again, Well done, good and faithful servant. Matthew 25:23

  4. Warren Ehlke February 22, 2022 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Mrs. Janet Johnson raised nine great kids. And she greatly impacted many of the friends of those nine kids, including me. Karen Schulz mentioned that wonderfully warm and crazy Johnson kitchen, including the table that could always accommodate just one more – with a welcoming comment and hug from Mrs. Johnson and, after a poke or two, the approval of Mr. Bill.

    Mrs. Johnson always radiated the love of Christ and treated you not just as one of His loved ones, but one of hers as well. She is one of my revered elders and a life-long touchstone through all these decades. It was an honor just to be a tiny part of her universe.

    As she enjoys her rest and reward, it brings my heart great joy to know that Janet Johnson is now happier than she has ever been before. Thank you for everything.

  5. Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin Chapter February 23, 2022 at 11:11 am - Reply

    On behalf of everyone here at the Alzheimer’s Association – thank you so much for thinking of us at this time of loss to your family. Memorial donations made in Janet’s name will be put to immediate use serving families and supporting research. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Dave Grams, Executive Director

  6. Jeff Dallmann February 23, 2022 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Aunt Janet was my Godmother. She was in my life for the past 72 years, I have always felt her love and sincerity whenever I was with her.
    I fondly remember dancing with her at my parents 50 anniversary, and glad I was able to be with her on her birthday celebration last July..
    Coleen and I wish you comfort from your memories and know our thoughts and love will be with you..

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