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Obituary for Jerome H. Johnson

Jerome Harold Johnson, 94 passed away on April 8, 2022 at Mulders Health Care Facility. It seems fitting that on the 8th anniversary of his wife's passing, that she should swoop down and bring Jerome up to her to celebrate their upcoming anniversary on April 25th. Joanne and Jerome united in marriage April 25,1953 at St. Johns UCC in La Crosse, where they were faithful members. Jerome was born on September 27, 1927 in La Crosse to Mark and Julia (Lund) Johnson which they had nine children. Jerome grew up on the North side of La Crosse, Goose Green where he attended school until the 6th grade. He was known as an avid speed skater, plus attending every single La Crosse Red Raiders sporting events with his sons and grandchildren. Jerome worked as a foreman in the shipping room at the La Crosse Rubber Mills for 43 years. Jerome served in the Army from July 5, 1946 until he was honorably discharged as a Carpenter and Sharpshooter on August 4, 1947. While his grandchildren were growing up, they spent a lot of time with Grandma and Grandpa. Anthony's favorite memory of grandpa was always putting together puzzles, especially Peter Pan. Dan's favorite memory was playing Uno. Jerome was a faithful fan of the Nebraska Corn Huskers, Badgers, Green Bay Packers and the Brewers. He loved baking Christmas cookies with his wife and he also loved to roll easter eggs, and winning. Jerome was proceeded in death by his wife Joanne; and his brothers: Bob, Edgar, Paul Johnson; and his sisters: Josie Dix, Shirley Erickson, and Dorothy Briggs. Jerome is survived by his three sons, Mark, Allan and Tom "TJ" and his wife, Debra Johnson; his brother, Ron (Adell) Johnson; Lois Frohock; two grandchildren, which he was a huge part of their life, Dan (LeeAnn) Johnson and Anthony (Sarah) Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Daphne Grace and Garrett Lucas Johnson; he would have been great-grandpa again come the end of May. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 12th, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral home at 4239 Mormon Coulee Rd in La Crosse from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM. Funeral will also be held there as well. Visitation again from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM, with short service starting at 11:00 AM by Rev. Donald Fox. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery with military honors. Luncheon will follow burial at the La Crosse Moose Lodge, 1932 Ward Ave. La Crosse