Robert Johnson

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Robert H. Johnson, 82 of Onalaska passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at Eagle Crest South, La Crosse. He was born in North Bend, Wisconsin on May 16, 1939 to Harry and Alma (Johnson) Johnson.

Robert Johnson 2On June 10, 1967 Robert married Judy Rice and they celebrated 54 years of marriage.

Bob dedicated his professional life to teaching young people — for both the La Crosse Public Schools and through Viterbo University’s education department. In his free time, he loved gardening, playing the piano and singing, and spending time with his family.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Judy; three sons, Karl (Jo Na) Johnson of Marquette, MI., David (Kadie) Johnson of Grafton, Wisconsin, and Matthew (Regina) Johnson of Minnetonka, MN; two granddaughters, Cali and Ellie Johnson; a brother, Russel (Darlene) Johnson of Ettrick, WI.; a sister-in-law, Angie Rice of Grand Junction, CO.; three nephews, Brent (Michele) Johnson, Ryan Johnson, and Gayle (Laura) Johnson; and two nieces, Sarah (Mike) Johnson and Stephanie (Mike) Arnot.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws, Don and Berdie Rice; and a brother-in-law, Don Rice.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1201 Avon Street, La Crosse. Pastor David Leistekow will officiate and a private family burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until time of service.

For the safety of others, if you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask.

The Dickinson Family Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Onalaska Regional Food Basket, or Doctors Without Borders at

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