Richard L. Johnson, Jr.

Date of Death: Aug 23, 2014
Richard L. Johnson, Jr.
[highlight_text] [/highlight_text] Richard L. Johnson, Jr., 58, of Waupun, died Saturday, August 23, 2014 as the result of an automobile accident.


[leftcolumn] Richard was born March 9, 1956 in Milwaukee the son of Richard Sr. and Loretta Grunert Johnson. Rich served in the US Navy in Vietnam. On August 18, 1979 he married Diane Rector in Hartland and the couple lived in the Pewaukee area before moving to the Oakfield/Waupun area where they raised their family. Richard was previously employed by Federal Mogul of Waupun as a quality engineer. In 2008 the couple moved to the Houston, TX area where he continued working. In 2014 they returned to Waupun and Rich was employed by TST Thermal Spray Technologies in Sun Prairie, WI as a quality manager. Rich loved to spend time with his family and ride his motorcycle with his sons.

Richard is survived by his wife, Diane Johnson of Waupun; two daughters: Theresa (Tony) Watts of Greendale, and Heather (Jamie) Henderson of Oshkosh; two sons: Justin (Linda) Johnson of Beaver Dam, and Richard III (Lindsy) Johnson of Oshkosh; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Renee (Theodore) Siecinski of Hebron, IN; a brother, Leonard (Kay) Johnson of Racine; his father and step-mother, Richard, Sr. and Kay Johnson of Fox Point, WI; and his mother-in-law, Judy Klosky of Delavan.

He was preceded in death by his mother.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives of Richard L. Johnson, Jr. may call on the family on Friday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Richard L. Johnson Jr. will be held Friday, August 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Jeff Brower officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun where American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will perform military rites.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Memorial Contributions: [/highlight_text] In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Richard’s name.



  1. Jana Wiese Says: August 27, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Diane, Heather, Justin, Richard and families,
    Our deepest sincerest sympathy to all of you. We are very saddened for your loss. I pray God will comfort your hearts in this time of unbearable grief. Thinking of you all fondly and the memories we shared.
    The Wiese’s
    David, Jana, Stefanie and Allen

  2. Kim &Richard Pavey Says: August 27, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    to everyone in the Johnson family and to all close friends. We are so v ery sorry for the loss of such a great friend, father, husband and grandfather. We know this is a very hard time but please know that Richard was well loved and he is on his journey to another lifetime and will watch over you forever. please remember to lean on friends and family at this time they will mean the world to you in your mourning. please take care. our condolences and special thoughts,

    Kim and Richard Pavey

  3. Deb Rechek Says: August 27, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    My Heart goes out to the Family…Diane and the kids…I was shocked to hear the news about Richard. My thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this time.

  4. Eddie Smith Says: August 28, 2014 at 11:04 am

    It was a great tragedy we lost Richard on August 23rd. He was a great friend and good employee. He worked for more than 3 hrs. Richard would do anything in his power to help anyone. He loved his wife and family dearly and he will be missed by all. My family’s heart and prayers go out to Diane and the family.

    RIP Richard!!!!!!!!

    Eddie, Judy and Scott

  5. Cheddar Head Pack of Houston Says: August 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Our deepest Sympathy goes to the family of Richard. Diane we will miss you this year. We in Houston were very to sad to hear about Richards tragic accident they a big part of our Packer Family in Houston he will be missed.

  6. Liz Mills Says: August 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Dear Diane and family,
    It was with great sadness when I heard the news of Richard’s passing. Richard was a great man, a great friend, and he loved his family fiercely. He will be truly missed. Please know that he is watching over you and in a better place. I know that this is an extremely hard time right know, but time does help to heal wounds-maybe not completely- but it helps. I am so sorry for your loss but there are no words to help the hurt. Keep your chin up and take care. Just remember there are many who care-all you have to do is reach out.

    Please give the kids hugs for me. Take care of yourself.
    Liz and Rick Mills

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