John "Edward" Johnson

John "Edward" Johnson passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the Bethel Home in Viroqua, WI. He was born on June 28, 1924 in Roanoke Rapids, NC to Mamie Ellen (Coker) Johnson and George Washington Johnson. He married Florine Elizabeth Liverman on February 24, 1946. Together they had two children, Brenda Carol and Donald Gene Johnson.

Edward worked for the US Post Office for several years. In February 1943 he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving this country during World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired as Master Gunnery Sergeant, August 31, 1977.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 64 years, Florine. Also preceding him was his sister, Ellen Taylor; brothers-in-law, Jarvis Taylor, James Carr and Charles Jones.

Surviving him are his daughter, Brenda (Joe) Adams and her children, Lisa Call (Hailey and Cooper Semrau),Tim (Emily) Call (Ruthie and Brandt), and Emily Irwin; son, Donald (Deborah R.) Johnson. Also surviving him are his sister, Ophelia Carr, and sister-in-law, Geraldine Jones; and nephews and a niece and their families.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Askew Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Randy Martin officiating.

Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery with full Military Honors.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

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