Obituary for Mary Johnson
Mary K. Johnson, 92, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at The Addison of Pleasant Prairie. Her loving family and many friends were able to visit and accompany her during the week previous to her death.
Born in Cascade, IA, on July 3, 1924, she was the first-born daughter of the late Celsus and Helen (Davis) Kremer. In 1946, she married Dr. Joseph Buscaglia who preceded her in death in December of 1957.
On May 7, 1962, she married Dr. Warren A. Johnson. He preceded her in death on February 26, 2016.
Mary graduated from Marquette University with a degree in medical technology in 1946. She was employed by Dr. Samuel Rosenthal in Milwaukee and then at the Kenosha Blood Bank. She worked as Director of Religious Education at St. Mary Catholic Church for more than 25 years, retiring in 1988.
Mary was an active member at St. Mary Catholic Church for 55 years. She and Warren served on the Parish Council liturgy committee. She taught religion classes for many years and coordinated the teachers of religious education. After retiring she continued, with Warren, helping in the RCIA program to initiate adults who wanted to become practicing Catholics.
Above all, Mary loved and was very proud of her three children and grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters: M. Patricia “Pat” Jackson of Arbor Vitae, WI, and Barbara (Reverend David) Patterson of Brookfield, WI, and also her son, Dr. Daniel (Patricia) Johnson of Kenosha; seven grandchildren: John (Julie), Mark (Marcie), and Ruth Patterson, Sister María Virgen Oyente (Laura) Johnson SSVM, and Luke, Hannah, and Sophie Johnson; and five great-grandchildren: Link, Jake, Olivia, Ava, and Jack Warren.
Mary was the eldest of eight siblings, whom she cared for and loved dearly. She was preceded in death by three of her siblings, a sister-in-law, and a brother-in-law: Robert “Bob” (Bea) Kremer, Loras Kremer, Richard “Dick” Noonan and a brother who died in infancy. Surviving siblings and their spouses are: Joseph Kremer, George (Marcie) Kremer, Ann Kremer Noonan, Charles “Chuck” (Rosemary) Kremer, John (Linda) Kremer, and a sister-in law, Dolores Kremer. She is also survived by her many precious nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 7th, at Proko Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Family and friends are asked to meet at St. Mary Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8th, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Joseph Catholic Academy, or Servants of the Lord would be appreciated by the family.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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