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Larry Raymond JOHNSON

Male 1945 - 2019  (74 years)


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  • Name Larry Raymond JOHNSON 
    Born 8 Jun 1945  Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Dec 2019  Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Larry Raymond Johnson was born in Amery Wisconsin on June 8, 1945, and passed away unexpectedly at the age of 74 on December 11, 2019, in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. 

      Larry grew up during the golden age of the American family farm, being raised on a dairy farm in Amery, Wisconsin, by Raymond and Isabel Johnson. Upon completion of high school, Larry attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls and later UW-Madison, studying Mechanical Engineering. During his college years he was an active member of Alpha Gamma Rho.

      In 1965 he met Lenore Lenz and they were married during a blizzard on December 28, 1968. Larry would go on to receive his Masters in Agricultural Engineering from UW-Madison and then later his MBA from the University of Detroit. Upon completion of his Masters in Engineering, Larry worked for Ford Motor Company’s Division of Agricultural and Construction Equipment in Troy, Michigan. At that time, Larry and Lenore bought their first home in Birmingham, Michigan. It was during this period God led them to the community of Ferndale Free Methodist Church. In 1980 Larry and Lenore welcomed their first child, Gregory, on October 23. Shortly afterwards Larry and his family moved to Fort Atkinson.  He took a job with Butler (later J-Star), an agriculture equipment manufacturer. On April 26, 1983, they welcomed their second child, Aaron. Larry would go on to work for Weiler & Company in Whitewater and then later VISTA Training in Waterford. Larry started his own consultancy, Oakwood Engineering LLC, and worked with clients globally in product safety. He received many professional awards during his career including a Distinguished Service Award from the University of Wisconsin College of Ag & Life Sciences, Career Achievement Award from ASAE Wisconsin Section, and a Distinguished Service Award from The University of Wisconsin College of Engineering.

      Outside of work, Larry was a beloved husband, father, and friend. He was very active in his local church, Faith Community. Larry was also an avid hiker, downhill skier, gardener, wine maker and coffee roaster. He loved to solve problems and was ever eager to take on challenging projects.

      Larry is survived by his wife Lenore, sons Greg (Shara) Johnson, Aaron (Amber) Johnson and grandchildren Archer and Amory Johnson.  He is also survived by siblings Lynda (Jerry) Overman, Jan (Mel) Wondra, and Jerol (Jane) Johnson and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
    Person ID I13582  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2019 

    Father Raymond August JOHNSON,   b. 10 Aug 1913, Ramsey County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 2004, St. Croix County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Isabel Bernice AUSEN,   b. 28 Apr 1919, Alden, Polk County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 2008, St. Croix County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1942  Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family L.M. LENZ 
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F10136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart