Gladys M. Johnson, 94, Wausau passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, July 29, 2022 at her home, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
She was born December 6, 1927 in Edgar, daughter of the late William and Magdalena (Fochs) Artus. On November 20, 1948, she was united in marriage to William Johnson. He preceded her in death on March 30, 1984.
Gladys worked as a customer service representative for GTE (Verizon) until her retirement.
Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed bowling (until age 92), going to the casino to play bingo, traveling and knitting.
Survivors include, three children, Linda (Ralph) Mascaro, Debra (Miles) Swain and Jacqueline (Rick) Duss; five grandchildren, Jeff (Moriah) Salzman, Billy (Maggie) Duss, Andrew Duss, Keith Swain and Jerrica Swain; five great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Novitzke; her sisters-in-law, Janet Johnson, Rosella Schepp and Margaret Artus; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, William, she was preceded in death by her special friend, Arnold Hall; and eight siblings, Conrad Artus, William Artus, Mabel Dumire, Eleanore Niewolny, Adeline Artus, Evelyn Franson, Violet Dvorak and Myron Artus.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Msgr. Mark Pierce will preside. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Joanie Jansen for the outstanding love, care and support you gave to Gladys.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the charity of your choice in memory of Gladys.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com