Obit: Johnson, Frieda M. (1924 - 2008)

Poster: Robert Lipprandt



Surnames: Bishop, Cedarholm, Demlitner, De Mello, Domine, Faude, Johnson, Messmann, Neubauer, Preman, Stefancin


----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., WI) Thursday, August 7, 2008, Online Edition


Johnson, Frieda M. (February 12, 1924 - August 2, 2008)


Frieda M. Johnson, 84, Medford, died Saturday, Aug. 2 at Memorial Nursing Home in Medford, where she had resided the past four months, while under hospice care and surrounded by her family.


Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Norbert De Mello and Deacon Joseph Stefancin officiating. Interment was at Medford Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers were Corey and Jason Faude, Danny Cedarholm, Jason Neubauer, Perry Messmann and Pat Preman.


The former Frieda Neubauer was born February 12, 1924 in the Town of Medford to the late John and Mary (Demlitner) Neubauer. She attended Loyal and Town of Hammel schools.


In May 1939 she married Oren Bishop and they later divorced.


In December 1952 she married Arthur Domine, who preceded her in death.


On August 9, 1969 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Whittlesey, she married Albert R. Johnson, who preceded her in death on February 5, 2006.


She was a housekeeper in the Chicago, Ill. area, then worked at Roddis Veneer Company in Marshfield. Arthur and Frieda owned and operated the Neubauer's Nightclub in the Town of Hammel for 16 years. She then owned and operated the Nightingale Tavern in the Town of Grover with her husband Albert for three years. They moved into Medford where she was a bartender at various taverns, then worked at Memorial Hospital of Taylor County and Memorial Nursing Home as a housekeeper from June 1981 until her retirement in November 1997.


She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Medford. She enjoyed housekeeping, gardening, baking, cooking, her family and friends, and was always there with helping hands.


Survivors include her children, Aaron (Sharon) Bishop, Carol Cedarholm, Wayne Domine, Charlene (Jerry) Faude and Larry (Juli) Johnson, all of Medford, Darlene (Pat) Preman of Suring and Danny Domine of New Lisbon; two brothers, Christian "Ted" and Maynard, both of Medford; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.


In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Edward Bishop in infancy; a grandson, Terry Cedarholm; eight sisters, Mary, Katie, Grace, Agnus, Annie, Rosie, Frances and Bertha; and seven brothers, George, Carl, Mike, John and three in infancy.


In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name can be made to the family to be designated at a later date.


Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.





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