Dwight R. Johnson

Contributed in John Gallagher, Eau Claire

Dwight Johnson
Dwight R. Johnson, 81, of Eau Claire, died Friday, July 16, 1999 at his home.

He was born on June 2, 1918 in Eau Claire to Joe and Blanche Johnson. He had been employed at Uniroyal for 40 years and was active in the Toastmasters Club. He attended local schools, graduating from Eau Claire Normal School. During World War II, he served with the Coast Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Rita; a son, Lewis (Pamela) of Eau Claire; a daughter, Susan (Chuck) Ritchie of Elk Mound; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty (John) Gallagher of Eau Claire.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lewis, and his wife, Anna, of Dallas, TX.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Chapel with Father Edmund Klimek officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the time of services Tuesday at Smith Funeral Chapel.

Written by Harold (Diz) Kronenberg

Dwight's father, Joe, was a barber whose shop was directly across the street from the old YMCA which was next to Pearson's Cafe. Hank Aaron and Wes Covington ate many meals at this cafe.

Dwight's brother, Lewis, was a bombardier in the Eighth Air Force and was killed in action.

His brother-in-law, John Gallagher, was principal at Eau Claire Memorial High School.