William R. “Bill” Johnson, age 72, of Plymouth, Wis., passed away late Sunday evening, June 15, 2014 at his home.

He was born Oct. 2, 1941 in Green Bay, Wis., a son of the late Clifford and Bernice Detroye Johnson. The family moved to Plymouth in 1953 where he attended school graduating from Plymouth High School in 1959.

Bill joined the United States Navy serving aboard the USS Essex and USS Shangri La in the Mediterranean from 1959- 61.

Following his discharge, he worked at Sargento Cheese for six years.

In June 1968 he married Judith Konen, whom he had three children with: Tammy, Mike and Matt.

Bill went to work for the Plymouth School District from 1973 until retirement in 2003.

On Aug. 17, 2013, he married Carol Weinhoff. The couple have resided in Plymouth since their marriage.

Throughout his lifetime, Bill enjoyed many things: playing and coaching softball, coaching fifth-grade basketball, assisting junior league football, working at the Youth Center and running the pool league. He also enjoyed playing cards, serving on the park board for the city of Plymouth, traveling (especially to Las Vegas). More recently he enjoyed getting together with family, going to grandkids’ sporting events, cookouts, and getting together with Carol’s side of the family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carol of Plymouth; one daughter, Tammy (George) Kulow of Plymouth and their children, Logan and Chloe; two sons, Mike (Amanda) Johnson of Elkhart Lake and their daughter, Genevieve, and Matt (Kelly) Johnson of Plymouth and their children, Ezra and Iris; one stepson, Michael Weinhoff of Plymouth; two sisters, Beverly Goulder of Missouri and Rita (Mike) Strobel of Plymouth; one brother, Brian (Ellynne) Johnson of Plymouth; mother– in-law, Mary Weinhoff of Plymouth; one brother-in-law, Dennis (Carol) Weinhoff of Random Lake; and one sister-in-law, Charlotte (Art) Bolton of Texas. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

William was preceded in death by his parents, Cliff and Bernice Johnson; two sisters, Rosemary Pickruhn and Sharon Simmonsmeir; brother-in-law, Harvey Goulder; and one niece and nephew, Brad and Lisa Johnson.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Plymouth. The Rev. James Wilson, pastor of the church, will officiate.

Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be in the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at CHURCH on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Bill’s name.

VFW World Cheese Center Post #5612 will conduct military rites at the cemetery immediately following the services.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

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