Harold Johnson, 73, of Richland Center, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at Richland Hospital.
He was born in Crawford County to Melvin and Doris (Cooley) Johnson. He married Patsy Zimpel on August 6, 1966 at the Community of Christ Church at Montgomeryville.
He served in the US Army in Germany during the Vietnam War. He had worked at Badger Ordnance Works in Baraboo. He later drove milk truck for the Larson Creamery in Gays Mills. He finally went to work at the Rockwell Automation in Richland Center.
Harold belonged to the Community of Christ Church at Montgomeryville. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #13 in Richland Center. He had loved hunting ginseng and mushrooms for many years. He also enjoyed working in the garden.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy of Richland Center; son, Duane, Muscoda; two daughters, Sharon Johnson, Richland Center and Ronda (Chad) Kraska, Richland Center; three grandchildren, Ryan Reals, Cody Johnson and Raven Johnson; brothers, John (Karen) Johnson and Melvin of Gays Mills and Robert Johnson, Soldiers Grove; sister, Donna Gottschalk, Madison and his four pet cats, Linus, Chloe, Abbey and Bailey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Michael Johnson, two brothers, infants Milton and Michael and three sisters, infant Shirley, Bessie Johnson and Dorothy Jones.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Community of Christ Church, rural Soldiers Grove. Elder Dale Duke officiated and burial was in the Montgomeryville Cemetery. Friends called at the Sime Funeral Home in Readstown on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from noon until the time of the services. Graveside military rites were performed by the American Legion Post #13 of Richland Center.
Donations may be given to Ocooch Mt. Humane Society, the Community of Christ Church or to the family.
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The Sime Funeral Home in Readstown assisted the family with arrangements.