Obituaries

In Memory Of

Teresa A. "Terri" Johnson
July 28, 1951 - July 7, 2018

Visitation:
Monday, July 16th, 2018 - 9:30AM to 10:30AM
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Services:
Monday, July 16th, 2018 - 10:30AM
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Full Obituary

     TERESA A. "TERRI" JOHNSON, age 66, of Greenwood, WI, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the House of the Dove, in Marshfield, WI, after a long battle with cancer.  Teresa requested to be cremated. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Monday, July 16, 2018 at St. Bernard - St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, in Thorp, WI, with Rev. Janusz Kowalski officiating.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Monday, from 9:30am until time of service.  All are welcome. 
     Teresa Ann Olson was born on July 28, 1951 in Waukesha, WI, to Stanley L. and Amy M. (Ehlers) Olson.  She grew up in a large, loving family and graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1969.  Teresa married her 14 kt gold sweetheart, Allen L. Johnson, on November 12, 1977 in Waukesha. 
     Teresa and Al purchased his family's 100 year old family farm, in Mukwonago, on March 28, 1985, where they raised their children.  They built a riding arena and horse stable, where they had sleigh rides, pumpkin sales, barn dances, and enjoyed sharing the farm with the community.
Teresa and Al retired to Greenwood, WI on June 19, 2006 and built their retirement home “New Beginning.”  During her retirement, she volunteered and was involved with Clark County Economic Development and Tourism, was a member of the Rock Dam Rod & Gun Club, and volunteered at The High Ground.
     Over the years, Teresa enjoyed many things.  She was a 4H Leader for the West Vernon 4H Club for 23 years in Waukesha County, and served as Superintendent of the Badger State Morgan Horse Shows for 10 years while daughter Colleen performed at the shows.  Teresa also loved knitting (knitted 9 afghans in 4 months), enjoyed horseback riding, loved to travel, loved puzzles, was an avid reader and couldn’t pass a shopping mall without stopping.  She was very proud of her son, Craig, and loved following his motorcycle business, competitions, and promotions all over the country.
     She leaves behind her husband of 40 plus years, Al, of Greenwood;  her son: Craig (Katie) Johnson of Mukwonago;  her daughter: Colleen (Paul) McMillan of Pewaukee;  3 above average, adorable, grandchildren: Brianna, Adelynn, and Carson; one brother: Ron (Mary) Olson of Waukesha; two sisters: Karen (John) Gardner of Waukesha, Margaret (Mike) Schroeder of Breckenridge, CO; 5 nieces, 5 nephews, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
     She was preceded in death by her parents.
     Willie Nelson couldn’t have said it better “I Can’t Wait to be On the Road Again” “Seeing Places I may never see again”
 
On the road again
Goin' places that I've never been
Seein' things that I may never see again
And I can't wait to get on the road again
Here we go, on the road again
Like a band of Gypsies we go down the highway
We're the best of friends
Insisting that the world keep turnin' our way
And our way is on the road again
I just can't wait to get on the road again
The life I love is makin' music with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again, break free
And I can't wait to get on the road again
On the road again
Goin' places that I've never been
Seein' things that I may never see again
And I can't wait to get on the road again
 
     The Johnson Family would like to extend a special thank you to Lori N. at House of the Dove, Kelly C. at Ministry Home Hospice, and Dr. Chady Leon, MD, for their compassionate care.  They would also like to thank everyone for the many prayers, books, flowers and meals everyone has so kindly shared.
     In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Clark County Community Foundation or House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI.