Valeria “Violet” Barbara Johnson joined her husband and loved ones on Jan. 12, 2016.
Valeria was born on Feb. 1, 1922, in Strickland to Walenty (Valentine) and Veronika Glowacki. She married Donald C. Johnson on March 2, 1946, and moved to Edgar.
Valeria was a loving mother and grandmother to seven children and 17 grandchildren, Sister Barbara Johnson, Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist, Meriden, Conn.; Ronald (Debbie) Johnson, Onalaska, and children, Brett (Shannon) Johnson, Travis Johnson and Lindsay (Casey) Knoble; Karen (Dale) Paul, Edgar, and children, Heather (Chad) Nelson, Forrest (Kylee) Paul and Zachary (Shanna) Paul; Gail (Phillip) Fieber, Eau Claire, and children, Meghan (Eric) Johnson, Jordan (Justin) Burress and Reid Fieber; Roger (Colleen) Johnson, Eau Claire, and children, Ryan Johnson and Yasmin (Ben) Turner; Nancy (John) Morey, Racine, and children, Valerie (Dan Bosch) Morey, John (Kari) Morey and Erin (Dan Vargas) Morey; Susan (Alan) Schieve, West Bend, and children, Logan (Kyle) Birchbauer, Kegan Schieve and Tanner Schieve. Also surviving are her 29 great-grandchildren, Halle, Viviann, Evelynn, Myles, Rylan, Kalli, Carver, Ava, Cale, Kellen, Brecken, Henleigh, Cassius, Elliana, Evienne, Ellington, Avery, Quinn, Evan, Brecken, Miles, Kiara, Azalea, Kienan, Hannah, Aria and Adalee.
Valeria was preceded in death by her parents; four older sisters and five older brothers; her husband, Donald; and two great-grandchildren, Julia Laurette Morey Bosch and Clayton Ross Paul; as well as many other relatives and friends.
The Mass of Christian burial was celebrated by Rev. Thomas Huff at St. John Catholic Church in Edgar on Jan. 15, 2016, at noon preceded by visitation in the church from 10 a.m. to noon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, 405 Allen Ave., Meriden, CT 06451.
The family wishes to express special gratitude for the excellent and loving care of their mother by the staff of Copperleaf Assisted Living in Marathon and Aspirus Hospice. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar, assisted the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.