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Obituaries

May 17, 2013

Joann Louise (Walker) Johnston

Joann Louise (Walker) Johnston passed away on May 7, 2013, at Christian Community Home in Hudson, Wis., at the age of 86 years, 4 months, and 4 days.

Joann, daughter of Benjamin Harrison Walker and Helen Marie Boylan, was born on Jan. 3, 1927, in Fort Atkinson, Wis.

She grew up and attended school in Lancaster, Wisconsin and then went to the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She soon returned home to care for her mother and younger brother when her oldest brother, Bob, was killed in the Korean War. Joann moved to Des Moines, where she worked for the Des Moines Register and Tribune and also sang and acted in the Kendall Community Playhouse. Here, she met her future husband, Joseph M. Johnston. They were married on March 27, 1948, in her parents’ home in Lancaster, Wis.

Joann and Joseph moved to Knoxville, where they raised four daughters. Joann was a devoted wife and mother. She was active in P.E.O., Women’s Federated Study Club, and church. After her children were grown, Joann devoted much of her time to helping young women continue their education through P.E.O., where she was the Secretary for the International Program for Continuing Education (PCE), Iowa State President, and International Chairperson for PCE.

Joann moved to Hudson, Wis., in 2009 and lived at the Wintergreen Senior Apartments and at Pine Ridge Gardens. She continued her love of singing and church by joining the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson, where she also became a Deacon and was in the church choir. She loved music and also sang in the choir at the Christian Community Home (CCH).

She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Robert Benjamin Walker and George Theodore Walker; one sister, Janet Marie (Walker) Schaeffer; and one son-in-law, Larry Rust.

She is survived by one brother, John Phillip Walker of San Antonio Texas; four daughters: Mrs. Dave (Linda) Pierce of Venice, Fla., Mrs. Jim (Susan) Hicks of Knoxville, Mrs. Erchal (Debra) Springer of Marine on St. Croix, Minn., and Mrs. Dennis (Nancy) Toll of Hudson, Wis.; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

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