Arthur Edward Johnson, Lake Delavan, WI (1922 - 2013)
May 9, 1922 - February 18, 2013
Arthur Edward Johnson, age 90, passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, WI, on Feb. 18, 2013. He was born on May 9, 1922, in Beloit, WI, the son of Henry and Laura Johnson. On June 24, 1944, he married Dolores Kreinz. He was a generous and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who spent his most cherished time surrounded by those he loved and cared for throughout the years.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his professional career in management took him across the country and around the world, where he was respected by many as a mentor, leader, and role model. Applying his own personal touch to each position led to dedicated and loyal employees, many of whom remembered that he knew them by name. He retired in 1996, as President of Basler Electric in Highland, IL.
As one would hear on his phone message, Art and Dolores retired to “beautiful Lake Delavan” in Wisconsin. Art was an avid golfer by day and bridge player by night where, occasionally, the scores of the former were high and those of the latter low. There was no confusion, however, when it came to his enjoyment of the games and the fun he provided to his teammates.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Dolores; his daughter, Karen Finley (Mike); his son, Robert (Janet); six grandsons; and seven great- grandchildren.
A private service and burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at BETZER FUNERAL HOME.