Robert L. Johnson, age 85, of Monroe, WI died on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Pleasant View Nursing home. Bob was born on February 5, 1934 in Monroe to George and Zella (Fox) Johnson. Bob graduated from Monroe High School in 1952. Robert Johnson and W. Barbara Friedli were married in June of 1954 in Monroe.
Bob worked for the Monroe Evening Times as a pressman for 15 years. Bob relocated to Clearwater, FL with his family in April 1967, where he bought a convenience grocery store. Bob ran the store during the day and worked evenings as a Janitor at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater. Bob worked his way up to the position of Respiratory Therapist at Morton Plant Hospital in 1974.
Bob married Rowena A. McElhaney in April of 1976 in Clearwater FL. He moved to Clinton WI, where he became the director of Respiratory Therapy for 18 years at Calumet Medical Center. He retired and moved back to Monroe and worked part time delivering newspapers in rural Juda with his wife for the Monroe Times.
Bob was a member of the American Association of Respiratory Therapy and was certified in Respiratory care. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting antiques, guns and railroad collectibles.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Rowena; and his parents George and Zella Johnson.
Bob is survived by his sister, Mariella Hunt of Monroe; his three sons, Jeff (Connie) Johnson of Apollo Beach, FL, Larry Johnson of Dunedin, FL and Greg Johnson of Clearwater FL; his five grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Jarred, Larry Jr. and Valerie Johnson and 8 great grandchildren.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home of Monroe will be handling the cremation and he will be buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. There will be a celebration of Bob’s life in Florida at a later date.
The family would like to thank the staff of Pleasant View Nursing Home for their excellent care provided to Bob during his long stay there!