Johnnie Lee Johnson, age 83, a longtime resident of Viroqua died peacefully surrounded by family at the Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021. He was born in Waterloo, Iowa on November 22, 1937 to George and Viola (McGregor) Johnson. He married the love of his life Rosemary (Kauten) Royer on January 15th, 1972. Johnnie was a long-time member of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish. A man of many interests, Johnnie loved fishing, western movies, and books, and watching sports.
Johnnie is survived by his children; Jackie (Gary) Doherty, Janet (Roger) Hildebrand, Denise (George) Gill, Sue (Lance) Swanhorst, Jeanne Miller, Charles (Cheryl) Royer, Yvonne (fiancé Eric Bogdan) Rubin, David Royer, Michael Royer, Julie (Parker) Moore, Cristi (Henry) Letang, Jerry (Thea) Johnson; 21 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. In addition, he is survived by a sister Dixie (Guy) Buhrow; brother Larry (Joleen) Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends may call on Saturday, February 13th from 1-3 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Private family services will be held.
Memorials may be directed to the Living Faith Food Pantry in Johnnie’s name.
The Thorson Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Viroqua is proudly serving the family.
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