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Shawano Evening Leader
Monday, June 23, 1952

Mrs. Johnson, 45, Dies Sunday after Her long Illness

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Johnson, the wife of the widely-known conservation warden, died Sunday at Shawano at the age of 45. She suffered from cancer and had been ill for the last 15 months.

Her husband, O. K. Johnson is known throughout the area for his work as warden and conservationist.

Mrs. Johnson was a native of Waupaca. She was born there on Jan. 21, 1907, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Jahr.

She attended grade school at Elroy and high school at Madison, graduating from Madison East high school in 1924. She worked for the Wisconsin Life Insurance Co., Madison until her marriage August 24, 1935 to Mr. Johnson. They were married at La Crosse.

The Johnson family came to Shawano and has lived here since 1936. Their home is at the West Shore of Shawano Lake.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of the First Methodist Church of Shawano and belonged to the Lake Drive Cemetery Association, town of Wescott.

Survivors besides Mr. Johnson are two children, Sharon Lee and Dawn Kay; one sister (Vivian) Mrs. Earl Riley of Madison, and her father, Wesley Jahr, now of Oxford, Wis.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Methodist church with Rev. W. E. Williamson? officiating.

Friends may call at the Karth Funeral Home from 2 p.m. on Tuesday and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Pallbearers will be Clarence Marquardt, Ovid Strossanreuther?, Stanley Brown, all of Shawano, Arthur Oden? Of Oconto Falls, William Rollman of Wausau and Carl Miersch of Antigo.