Obituary: Patricia (Pat) S. Johnson, 73

Patricia (Pat) S. Johnson (Welter) passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2024 with her loving family by her side.

Pat was born on March 24, 1951 in Edgerton, WI., the daughter of Stephen and Florence (Koscyczarek) Welter.

Pat attended Whitewater High School graduating in 1969.  She attended UW-Whitewater.

Pat worked at Schweiger Industries in Jefferson, WI, where she met her first husband Frank Heth.  They had two sons Shane and Todd.

 In 1990 she married Maynard (Skip) Johnson.  They moved to Atlanta, Georgia where Pat was employed by Wal-Mart.  After a number of years in Georgia they returned to Wisconsin to be closer to her sons and grandson and family.  Upon returning to Wisconsin they moved to Stoughton where Pat continued her employment with Wal-Mart in the Human Resources Department.  Pat worked for Wal-Mart for 20 years. 

While in Georgia Pat and Skip enjoyed many wonderful trips into the Georgia mountains.

Pat loved the outdoors; you could always find her in her garden planting flowers, evergreen trees, and listening to the birds.  She found peacefulness and beauty creating new flower beds with stones forming hearts which were her passion; her home was adorned with many hearts.

Pat was a faithful member of Covenant Lutheran Church. She served on the Hospitality committee, Funeral coordinator and volunteered at St. Mark’s church in Madison serving meals to anyone who needed one.  Pat always made sure everyone’s needs were met; even when she could no longer be in the kitchen, she always made sure her family and friends were welcomed.

Pat is survived by her husband Maynard (Skip), Sons Shane (Tracy) Heth, Cambridge, WI., Grandson Max Heth, son Todd Heth, Fitchburg, WI.  Sisters: Stephanie Beran, Fort Atkinson, WI., Barbara Agnew, Green Bay, WI., and Mary Perkins, Shell Lake, WI.  Brother: Marty Welter, Green Bay, WI.

Niece Cindy (Brandon) Pietruszynski, Stoughton, WI.  Nephews: Jay (Sami) Perkins, Hammond, WI., Jon (Nikki) Perkins, Shell Lake, WI.,  Michael (Tiffany) Agnew, Green Bay, WI., and Christopher Agnew, Plymouth, WI.

Great nieces and nephews: Oliver, Samuel and Milo Pietruszynski, Brayden and Olivia Perkins, Ethan, Aleya and Ruby Agnew, Sean and Delaney Agnew.  Many other family and friends and Pat’s faithful companion Dixie.

Preceding her in death were her parents Stephen and Florence Welter.  Maternal and paternal grandparents.

Funeral services will held on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Visitation at 10 a.m. with service at 11 a.m., at Covenant Lutheran Church 1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton, WI.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Covenant Lutheran Church, the Children’s Program at Covenant or Rainbow Hospice.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to Rainbow Hospice Care, especially Jody, Lisa, Kendra, Debra, Karen and Nicole.  Pastor Wendy for her support, visits and prayers, to Covenant Lutheran Church, family and friends for the outpouring of love, support and prayers Pat received on this difficult journey.

Cress Funeral Home assisted.

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