Friday, April 5, 2013

Jeanne M. (Kaiser) Johnson

A service celebrating the life of Jeanne M. Johnson will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church, 625 College Avenue, in Racine. The family will receive visitors at the church from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. prior to the service.

Jeanne was born in Huntington Woods, Michigan on, May 5, 1935, to Clarence Julius and Barbara (Fleischman) Kaiser. In 1956, Jeanne married Bill Casanova and was a dedicated mom to their four children. In 1984, she married Wayne G. Johnson. She attended Marquette University in the 1950s and completed her degree in English from UW-Parkside in 1979. She worked as a teacher for St. Catherine's High School, Gateway Technical College and UW-Parkside.

Jeanne is survived by her husband, Wayne G. Johnson; her children, Nancy (Michael) Anderson, Michael Casanova, Lynne (Steven) Kobayashi; step-sons Scott (Lisa) Johnson, Jeffrey (Erica) Johnson and Jonathan (Laurie) Johnson; as well as a brother, Tom (Gloria) Kaiser and their children, Lisa and Joseph (Trish) Kaiser. Also survived by 22 grandchildren, Ben (Noël) Anderson, Tim (Laura) Anderson, Anthony Casanova, Justin (Corisse) Dyke, Katie (Jon) Musser, Taylor Kobayashi, Ryan and Courtney Olson, Erika and Nikolas Johnson; Colin, Charlotte, Margo, Ian, Oliver and Clara Johnson; Benjamin, Matthew, Katharine, Elise, Christopher and Amanda Johnson; and one great-grandson, Wolfgang Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Bill Casanova; and step-daughter, Susan Olson.

Special thanks to Mary from Wheaton Franciscan Hospice and the entire staff of 3B at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital for their compassion and care of Jeanne and her family.

In lieu of flowers, the families suggest gifts to Amnesty International or Doctors Without Borders.

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