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William Nels Johnson

April 25, 1944 ~ October 1, 2018 (age 74)

William Nels Johnson, 74 of Elkhorn, WI, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 surrounded by his family at Vintage on the Ponds in Delavan, WI. He was born April 25, 1944 in Toledo, OH, the son of the late Conrad and Margaret (Lewis) Johnson. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in New York. Nels was united in marriage to Linda Stemper on September 17, 2005 in Middleton, WI, they had been together since 1991. His latest career was as a Real Estate agent and then Manager of the West office for Stark Co. of Madison. Nels had many occupations including elementary teacher in Harlem, NYC, Manager of Scott Designs in Madison, WI and owner and operator of his own leather shop in Rutland, VT with his brother, Peder. Nels had a passion for life and lived each day to the fullest. He was a wonderful father, husband, uncle, mentor, sailor, and best friend.

Nels is survived by his loving wife, Linda, his children Kai (Youko Watari) Johnson of San Diego, CA, Sunya (Ron) McDaniel of Denver, CO, born to Dana (Schuffman) Johnson; Meghan Allynn (Assaf Nuriel) Johnson of New York, NY and Nicholas (Morgan Webber) Johnson of Milwaukee, WI, born to Jean Heitz; his step-son, Sean (Kristin) Stemper of Whitewater, WI and grandson, Maddox Stemper; and his two brothers: Conrad Johnson of Brazil and Peder (Linda) Johnson of Vermont along with many nieces and nephews. The family is so grateful for the loving care he received while residing at Vintage on the Ponds in Delavan and for the amazing work of the Agrace Janesville Yellow Team.

A celebration of Nels’ life will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Christy’s Landing, 2952 Waubesa Ave. Madison, WI, 53711. Online guest book at Donations in Nels’ name can be made to Vintage on the Ponds in Delavan, WI, and Agrace Center for Hospice & Palliative Care in Janesville.


Donations may be made to:

Agrace Hospice Care - Janesville
29001 N Wright Road, Janesville WI 53546
Tel: 1-608-314-2960

Vintage on the Ponds
N4901 Dam Rd, Delavan WI 53115

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