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Robert E. Johnson

March 16, 1930 December 28, 2018
Robert E. Johnson
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Obituary for Robert E. Johnson

Robert E. Johnson, age 88, of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away December 28, 2018 at the Serenity House in Tomah. He was born March 16, 1930 in Minnesota. Robert was united in marriage to Joann Zellmer in 1979.

Robert spent most of his life as a truck driver, having driven over 5 million miles. He retired after 50 years. Following his retirement, he and Joann ran a pilot car business for 5 years. Shortly after, they moved to Tomah in 2001 where Robert was a security guard for the VA. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan, enjoyed racing and race cars, and was proud of his service in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Joann; his daughter, Barbara (Dan Mortenson) Freeman and her children, Justin, Jennifer and Danny; his son, William Johnson and his children, Amanda, Zachary, and Luke; 8 great grandchildren and 1 on the way; and his beloved niece, Kymn Rimes.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Jake; 2 brothers; and 3 sisters.

Memorial Services with military honors will be held Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 1:00 p.m., at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Pastor Bob Streeter will officiate. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. The Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Wednesday

2

Jan

11:00 AM 1/2/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 1/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
Tomah - Torkelson Funeral Home

2224 Superior Avenue
Tomah, WI 54660

Tomah - Torkelson Funeral Home
2224 Superior Avenue Tomah 54660 WI
United States

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Wednesday

2

Jan

1:00 PM 1/2/2019 1:00:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1/2/2019 1:30:00 PM
Tomah - Torkelson Funeral Home

2224 Superior Avenue
Tomah, WI 54660

Tomah - Torkelson Funeral Home
2224 Superior Avenue Tomah 54660 WI
United States
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