Vernon L. Johnson


Vernon Lee Johnson, 91, of Galesville, died Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Marinuka Manor in Galesville.

Vernon was born July 2, 1930, in Richland Center to Alvin and Anna (Hansen) Johnson. He was a 1948 graduate of Dodgeville High School. Vernon farmed and also owned a trucking company in Dodgeville for many years. In 1965, they moved to Greenwood and Vernon worked at Nelson Muffler in Neilsville and the Greenwood Feed Mill. In his spare time, Vernon liked to race go-carts, tractor pulling and enjoyed seeing the sites as he traveled the country in his semi.

Vernon is survived by his former wife, Helen of Hixton; four children: Vernon Lee (Nancy) Johnson of Gilman; Emily (Anthony) Filla of Whitehall; David (Joan) Johnson of Black River Falls and June Johnson of Taylor; six grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Alvin Q. Johnson, Reuben Johnson and Nona (Bert) Bartlebaugh.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at Otter Creek Lutheran Church near Highland. Pastor Ramona Orton officiated with burial at Otter Creek Cemetery. Friends could call at the church on Saturday after 10:00 a.m.

Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home, Dodgeville, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.houckfuneral

Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home

Dodgeville 608-935-3628

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