Orville Johnson, 94, of Waupun, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center in Waupun.
Orville was born August 16, 1920 in Cashton, WI the son of Oliver and Minnie Erickson Johnson. Orville graduated from Sparta High School in 1939. On March 20, 1948 he married Ellen Redeker in Waupun where they resided all their married lives. Orville was employed at National Rivet in Waupun for 42 years and retired in April of 1986. Following his retirement, he and Ellen traveled extensively throughout the United States. Orville also drove cars to various locations for car dealerships in the area. Orville was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in WWII. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun where he ushered for over 50 years. He was an avid bowler, enjoyed volunteer work with Marsh Haven Nature Center, Meals on Wheels, Waupun Food Pantry, and other organizations.
Orville is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ellen, of Waupun; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.
Friends and relatives of Orville Johnson may call on the family on Tuesday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Funeral services for Orville Johnson will be held Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun with Rev. Dennis Overlien and Rev. Elizabeth Lee officiating. American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will perform military rites.
Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.