Obit: Johnson, Patricia Joan (1934 – 2009)

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Surname: Johnson, McCready, Swift, Autmon, Witt


----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson, Co. WI.) August 19, 2009


Johnson, Patricia Joan (22 February 1934 – 14 August 2009)


Patricia J. (Mrs. Norbert, Sr.) Johnson, 75, of Black River Falls, died Friday Aug. 14, 2009, in her home under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice.


Patricia Joan Swift was born Feb. 22, 1934, in Terre Haute, IN, to Ralph and Romaine (McCready) Swift.  She was raised in Indiana and Illinois.  In 1948, she moved to Chicago.  She received an associate degree in accounting from Clackamas Community College, Clackamas, OR.


In 1950, she married Norbert Johnson Sr.  The couple lived in various places, including California, Oregon and Wisconsin.


Patricia owned and operated Granite Bookkeeping Service for 18 years in Red Granite, the Tea Cup Café in California and Granny’s Day Care in Mulino, OR.


She was a member of the Nottaway Tribal Community of North Carolina and a former member of the Stone Park Fire Department Auxiliary of Stone Park, IL.


She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, Tole painting, singing and watercolor painting.


Survivors include her husband, Norbert Johnson, Sr. of Black River Falls; a daughter, Kathy Johnson of Sarasota, FL; five sons: Frank (Dedra) Johnson of Bradenton, FL, Norbert (Robbin Autmon) Johnson, Jr. of Vinita Park, MO, Tim (Nora) Johnson of Sarasota, FL, David (Sabine) Johnson, of San Antonio, TX, and Ben Johnson of Ironwood, MI; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Meredith Witt, of Decatur, IL.  Patricia was the proud mother of four U. S. Veterans.


She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ralph Swift.


In accordance with Patricia’s wishes, there will be no services or visitation.


The Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.


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