Angelina Johnston

Date of Death: Dec 11, 2021
Angelina Johnston

1933 - 2021

Angelina “Angie” O. Johnston, of Brandon, took her beloved husband’s hand and passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Waupun Christian Home.

Angie was born on October 5, 1933 in Fond du Lac, the daughter of the late Emil and Elsie (Rakow) Zimmermann. She was a 1951 graduate of Brandon High School. She continued her education at UW-Madison and received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Oshkosh. On December 19, 1960, Angie married James L. Johnston in Waupun. The couple resided in the Brandon area most of their married lives. Angie taught elementary school in the Waupun School District at various elementary schools, retiring from Jefferson Elementary after 32 years. Angie was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church of Brandon.

Angie enjoyed the simple things in life: cats, massive amounts of chocolate, chicken nugget Happy Meals, chocolate shakes, sunflowers, hugs, and spending time with those she loved.

Angie is survived by three children: Jennifer Johnston of Ripon, Nathan (Mary) Johnston of Green Lake, and Amy Johnston of Brandon; five grandchildren: Rachael (Karl) Peschke of Brandon, Matthew (Kelsey) Johnston of Ripon, Benjamin Johnston of Plymouth, Olivia Johnston of Fond du Lac, and Cody Johnston (special friend, Alyssa Nitzke) of Green Lake; two great granddaughters: Kinzley Peschke of Brandon and Raelyn Johnston of Ripon; and two nieces: Kristin Johnston of Michigan and Karla Johnston-Krase of North Carolina. She is further survived by very special friends: Audrey Jahns, Buck Mertens, Barb and Gary Klawitter, Rich and Lois Ely, Maurice Ely, Denise Belmer, and Janice Ott.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James, in 2005; and a grandson, Adam Ryan Johnston, in 1994.

Graveside Services

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton with Chaplain Dennis Overlien officiating.

Memorial Contributions

Memorials in Angie’s name can be directed to either the Waupun Animal Shelter or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center.



  1. Marcia Hopp Says: December 13, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss the loss of a parent is always hard

  2. Roberta Schranz Says: December 13, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    She was an awesome teacher. Did wonders for our son.

  3. Erin Maxwell Says: December 13, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    One of God’s best! She was my 2nd grade teacher. Probably the first teacher/adult I ever disappointed. She made me learn more than just academics. She taught me about life. Not once did she give up on me. In fact, when I created trouble she referred me to the right people at Jefferson School; Mr Harper and Mr Wanish. I remember reading one of my first chapter books with her from Winnie the Pooh to The Boxcar Children. It’s been well over 30 years since I took up a desk in her classroom, but boy I remember those days like yesterday. Peace be with her and her family. Forever one of the best.

  4. Sincere sympathy to your family. I enjoyed working and visiting with Angie during our years at Jefferson.

  5. Angie was truly a lovely person.

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