January 5, 1939 - May 8, 2020
NORWAY- William Gustaf Johnson age 81 of Norway, died Friday, May 8, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 5, 1939 in Norway, the son of the late Dr. Gustaf and Esther (Johnson) Johnson. Bill graduated from Norway High School in 1957. He married Sharon Irene Peart on February 20, 1960 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Norway. Bill worked for Lakeshore, Niagara Papermill, and the Norway Fire Department for 26.5 years where he was fire chief, also Received the Friend of Norway Award. He enjoyed working for his friend Roger Pellegrini on the Strawberry Farms during the summer months and woodworking. Bill loved his camp “Seldom” and enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his side by side with his grandchildren. He is a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Norway. Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years Sharon; daughters Beth (Greg) Bray of Hamilton Lakes, Lauri Harrison of Hamilton Lakes, Donna (Clay) Ehmer of Norway and Jodi (Ty Dufeck) Johnson of Green Bay; grandchildren Charlene (Jason) Baker, Bill (Keri) Harrison, Michelle Ehmer, Mary Plunger, Eric Ehmer, Andrew Bray, Amber (Kyle) Hopkins, Jaime Graham, and Trinity Dufeck; great grandchildren James and Amelia Baker, Harlow and Rowan Harrison, Harlee and Lily Plunger, his little buddy Axel Plunger, Rayonna and Cheyann Ehmer, Landon Bray, Hunter and Hailey Hopkins and Jordyn and Rylee Valencic; brother Jerry (Jan) Johnson of Hamilton Lakes; sister JoAnn (Ron) Kocshak of MN; many nieces and nephews; his pal “Bear”; and good friends Richard Rochon, David “Porky” Prudhomne, Wayne Wollum and Ray Hewlett. And he would like to say goodbye to his “Tuesday Family” and “Thursday Prayer Brothers” In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step father Roland Johnson, half-brother Ken Johnson, step sister Betty Lou Priante and step brother Richard Johnson and son in-law Jim Harrison. Family will greet friends on Friday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 12 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Michael Langlais, officiating.
NORWAY- William Gustaf Johnson age 81 of Norway, died Friday, May 8, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 5, 1939 in Norway, the son of the late Dr. Gustaf and Esther (Johnson) Johnson. Bill graduated from Norway... View Obituary & Service Information
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