ROBERT T. JOHNSON

Robert T. Johnson, Plymouth, passed away Thursday, the 25 day of April, 2013, at the age of 97 years.

Mr. Johnson, affectionately known as “Bob” by all those that knew him and even by those who did not, was born in Milton, Wis., on June 3, 1915, the son of the late Elwyn and Ethel (McDowell) Johnson, with his three siblings, Harvey Johnson, Roger Johnson and Elizabeth (Skelley) Johnson, predeceasing Bob.

Bob’s beloved wife, Charlotte A. Johnson, predeceased Bob passing away May 2, 2005.

Bob attended Milton High School and Milton College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, in chemistry, and physics in the year 1936. While in college, Bob met the love of his life, Charlotte A. Hubbard, and they were married Sept. 19, 1939.

After residing in Thiensville, Appleton and Adell, Bob and Charlotte moved to Plymouth, Wis., in the year 1952. During his working life, Bob was employed at Pabst Brewing Co. as a chemist, as well as at Plymouth Industrial Products and Plastics Engineering Co. where Bob was a plastics chemist consultant, providing various client companies with engineering expertise in the plastics manufacturing process.

At the age of 67, Bob “retired.” After his retirement, Bob studied the Law of Patents, by home study and taking patent courses and general law courses at the American Extension School of Law, where he obtained a Bachelor of Law (L.L.B) degree. At the age of 69 years, Bob took and completed the certification required by the United States Patent Office and he was then admitted to the Bar of the United States Patent Office, as a registered patent agent, with full and plenary powers to practice the Law of Patents, before the United States Patent Office in Washington, D.C. Bob practiced then representing many and varied patent applicants and obtaining many patents for his clients over the 28 years of patent practice.

Bob was a member of the Plymouth Kiwanis Club and had memberships in various patent-related groups such as the Wisconsin Intellectual Property Association.

During their 66-year marriage, Bob and Charlotte had four sons, all of whom survived Bob, they being Jeffery L. (Virginia) Johnson of Vermillion, S.D.; Ted B. (Betty) Johnson of Fox Point, Wis.; R. Scott (Amy) Johnson of Watertown, Wis., and Michael H. (Bobbie) Johnson of Naperville, Ill.; as well as nine grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren.

Residents of the Plymouth area will have remembrance of Bob and Charlotte out on their daily walks with Bob always dressed in his suit and tie, no matter the weather or the time of year.

Funeral services will be held at the Schneider Funeral Home, 123 South St., Plymouth, at noon Wednesday, May 1. Burial will follow in the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call Wednesday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Bob Johnson for the Plymouth Intergenerational Center.

Online condolences may be sent through www.schneiderlifetributes.com.


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