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Mervyn Ragnar Johnson

KENOSHA, Wis. - Mervyn Johnson, 82, of Kenosha passed away on March 19, 2022.

Mervyn was born on March 7, 1940, in Ironwood, Michigan. He was the son of the late Ragnar and Sylvia (Nevala) Johnson. He was educated in the public schools of Ironwood. Mervyn married Patricia Peterson on Nov. 28, 1959, in Ironwood. They were married for 58 years before she preceded him in death in 2018.

Mervyn was employed at AMC/Chrysler as a machinist for more than 42 years and was a member of UAW Local 72. His hobbies included fishing, fixing cars, and bargain hunting. He enjoyed car shows, attending stock car races, watching NASCAR, and attending country and bluegrass music festivals. In all areas of life, Mervyn was an incredibly hard worker.

Survivors include his children, Curtis (Linda) Johnson of Kenosha, and Susan (Eldred) Woodman of Kenosha; sister, Marlene (Bill) Kane of DePere; sisters-in-law, Kathy (John) Stipanuk of Wheaton, Illinois, Betty (Mike) Anderson of Kenosha, and Sue Peterson of Kenosha; grandchildren, Christina (Nathan) Duran of Buenos Aires, Argentina, David (Kellie) Johnson of Kenosha, Lucas (Alyssa) Johnson of Indianapolis, Robyn (Nate) Alles of Kenosha, and Mitchell Johnson of Kenosha; also included are his great-grandchildren, Marco Duran, Miliana Duran, Kaylee Johnson, Paul Johnson, Aniah Johnson and Elijah Johnson.

Mervyn was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Don Peterson.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 26, at The Tabernacle at 7951 36th Ave. in Kenosha. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with a service to follow at 11 a.m.

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