Robert R. Johnson

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Robert R.

Johnson, Robert R. “Bob”

94 years old, known to his many friends in Oak Creek as the Lawnmower Man. Passed away November 26, 2013 in his sleep after a short illness. Bob was born and raised on a farm near Escanaba, MI. He entered the CCC camp when he was 16. He then entered the US Navy where he was to spend the next 21 years seeing action during WWII in the Pacific. After the war he returned to the states where he met and married his wife Stacia (Mucha), married for 52 years until her death in 1998. He also lost his daughter Debbie in a car accident in 1968. Bob had two brothers, Edwin and twin brother Herbert who have preceded him in death. Further survived by other relatives and friends. After the Navy Bob went to work at GM in Oak Creek where he later retired. Bob also had many different hobbies and activities in and around Oak Creek. He taught small engines in his home and at MATC. He served for many years on the Parks and Recreation board. Bob and Stacia were names citizens of the year in 1986. Bob was an active member in the Holy Name Society at St. Matthews Catholic Church.

Visitation will be Monday at the FUNERAL HOME from 4PM-7PM with a Vigil Service at 7PM. Visitation again on Tuesday at St. MATTHEW’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 9303 S. Chicago Rd. from 10AM-NOON with the Mass of Christian Burial at 12PM. Entombment at Forest Home Cemetery. Memorials to the Holy Name Society appreciated.

9200 S 27th St. 414-761-2750
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Growing up living next door to Mr. Johnson was fun! What a wonderful man and a kind, loving family. Bob, you will be truly missed.

Judy Stevenson Mundt

Bob Johnson was the “village” that raised the kids in the neighborhood. He had parties for the kids with food and entertainment. We decorated floats for the 4th of July parade. He took us for rides in the back of his pickup. We didn’t need a community center, we had Mr. Johnson. You will be truly missed by many generations. Rest in peace…

Mike Karpfinger

B Bob you were always a good old friend of mine. Bob you taught me allot about small engines and life. I often wondered how you were doing . Now from your vantage point you’ll be able to see me everyday. Some day I’ll be up there too, in the mean time can you help me fix my lawn mower I was going to have you check it out a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for beliveing in me Mike Katpfinger

Mary Ann Heintz

He fixed many of our lawn mowers one of which is still running. Dennis enjoyed visiting with him whenever he brought over a mower to be fixed. He was a great guy. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Dennis and Mary Ann Heintz

Rita Sobiech

We were lucky to meet Bob and his brothers up north while fishing about 25 years ago and with their boat they helped protect us in our boat from a crotchety old fisherman because he thought he owned the lake and he was going to ram our boat which held a very pregnant family member. Later in the lodge we found out Bob lived close by in Oak Creek and attended the same Church as us. He has since that day been a great friend. Taught my husband mower mechanics (miracle in itself) as well as a role model for our son and daughters. My husband would bring over an extra batch of lasagna for him and raspberry pie. We actually have a pan in the freezer with his name on it, Joe tried to stop a few times but sadly he wasn’t home. We will miss him dearly but know he is enjoying time being back with his loved ones. God bless you Bob, you have touched more lives than you know!

Joe, Rita Sobiech and family

Lisa Dibble

Rest in peace, Uncle Bob…. you were a great godfather to me, and I will never forget you. I know you are in a better place now, and that you, Aunt Stacia and Debbie are having a joyous family reunion. I love you….. Lisa (McEvilly) Dibble

Sherrie Sarno-Bolen

Uncle Bob ,You were the most caring,loving and generous man I have ever known. My childhood merories of you visiting us in Michigan are as clear as the day they were made and it always makes me smile to think back to those days. I am so happy we got the chance to talk on the phone recently and that I got the chance to tell you how much you meant to me. I will always hold you close to my heart.

Ernie Johnson

Beloved Uncle,
You have always been my life example, my teacher and friend. Gone from us now, but living on, in my most precious memories.

Ernie Johnson

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