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October 20, 2020

8/28/2020 7:29:00 AM
Rose E. (Betty) Johnson

Rose E. (Betty) Johnson, 89, died Aug. 22, 2020, under hospice care at her long-term care residence in Bedford, Texas.

Rose was born Nov. 22, 1930, in Middletown, Ohio, to Albert and Grace Hartman. Several years later, her parents moved to Woodruff, where she attended high school. She married Fred S. Johnson, Jr. on Jan. 23, 1954.

She had a great career with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources where she retired on Jan. 6, 1996, after 34 years of service. Rose began her career as a typist in January 1962. She was recognized for outstanding performance with multiple promotions and advancements over the years, and retired as a Financial Specialist Supervisor 5. At retirement, Rose received a commendation from the Natural Resources Board for her "outstanding career, and her knowledge and understanding of the Department's financial systems, unsurpassed within the agency." Rose earned the commendation "due an exemplary public employee."

Rose was a longstanding member of the United Methodist Church of the Pines, and a member of Masonic Order 242 serving in the Eastern Star and White Shrine.

She is survived by her two sons Albert (Cara) of North Richland Hills, Texas; and Tim (Carey) of Rockwall, Texas; her daughter Chyrl (Renae) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; four grandchildren Trace (Renee), Bailey (Jeremy), Kaylah (Josh), and Shane (Valerie); five great-grandchildren; and multiple cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred, brother Richard, and parents.

Visitation for Rose will be held on Monday, Aug. 31 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Nimsgern Funeral Home in Woodruff, with funeral services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Erv Teichmiller officiating. Burial will be at Forest Garden Memorial Cemetery in Woodruff.

We love and miss you mom! But as much as we wish you were here, it is a blessing to know that after 24 years, you and dad are together again.

Online condolences may be shared at

Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services of Woodruff, is handling the arrangements.

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