Susan R. Johnson, age 66, passed away peacefully at her home with her husband by her side. She was born on August 28, 1956 in Green Bay, the daughter of the late Eugene and Rose (Francis) Wertel. Susan was proud to serve our country in the Army, shortly after she became a nurse and worked for the Red Cross blood collections for over 17 years. While working for the Red Cross, she met Glenn Johnson and they were united in marriage on October 19, 2019. They had a short, but love filled marriage, before cancer took her.
Susan loved animals, especially chocolate labs, theirs is Buster. She loved feeding the geese and spending time in nature. She was an avid thrifter, and was always looking for antiques. Susan sometimes felt she was born in the wrong era, she would've loved the Victorian era.
Susan will be greatly missed by her husband, Glenn and his daughters: Rachel (John) Griffen, Tanya (Victor) Tellez, and Kayla Johnson; sisters: Kathy (Dennis) Kelliher and Lee Ann Garsow, one brother, Wesley (Chris) Wertel; sister-in-law, Gaye Richardson, brother-in-law, Giff (Juliette) Johnson; further survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, prior husband, Denis Renier and their stillborn daughter, Sarahbeth; brothers-in-law: Guy (Fran) Johnson and Gary Johnson.
Susan's wishes were to be cremated and no services will be held. They family would like to extend a thank you to her sisters, Kathy and Lee Ann and sister-in-law, Gaye, who she referred to as her new sister; for all the wonderful care and support that was given to Susan and the family. Also, to Unity Hospice especially, Jane, Kim, and Eric for all their expertise in helping us on our journey.
Susan and Sarahbeth are now reunited together in heaven.
" To my older sister, Kathy - a special thanks for all the care and love you gave, and the fun in Door County. Kathy, I hope you find our butterfly. My younger sister Lee Ann - thank you for the heart to hearts, rides on our bikes, and the pool days at Joannes Park. I am so grateful for 2 sisters, a Mac truck couldn't stop.
Thank you Chocolate Lab, Buster, when it seemed like only you could help, comfort and supporting everyone.
Now for my husband, Glenn, where to start? There is a light we can only see the world thru. We will forever carry our love for each other as apart of our hearts. The rest belongs to God. A man who showed me real love. A life to good for words is hard to let go. Glenn, I love you and be nice to our puppy, lean on each other and love each other up."