Obit: Johnson, Julius (1885 – 1966)


Surnames: Johnson, Miolund, Clark, Crowley, Haavisto, Devine, Beck, Hoeper, Powers, Sisco

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 27 Jan 1966

Johnson, Julius (14 FEB 1885 – 22 JAN 1966)

An Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) police officer was stricken with a fatal heart attack while on duty Saturday night.

Julius Johnson, a relief officer for the past 20 years, suffered the fatal attack while making an investigation at a home in the village of Withee at 10 p.m.

Efforts were made to revive him using artificial respiration, but he was dead when dr. J.J. Johnson arrived moments after he suffered the attack.

Mr. Johnson was on duty in relief of Chief Haavisto, as he has been every Saturday night for many years. Shortly after 9 o’clock he was called to a local tavern when a man and wife had words. The rumpus had subsided when he arrived, but agreed to accompany the husband to the home of Mrs. M. Miolund in Withee to check out his wife’s story that whe was serving as baby sitter for their child. It was while they were at the Miolund home that he was stricken.

Funeral services were held at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 25 at the Hoeper and Kraut Funeral Home, with Rev. Arnold Woodring officiating. Burial was made in the family lot at Riverside Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lawrence Clark, J.J. Crowley, Adolph Haavisto, Howard Devine, C.E. Beck and Fred Hoeper.

Julius Johnson, 80 years, 11 months and 8 days of age, was born Feb. 14, 1885 at Black River Falls. He came to this community as a small boy with his parents and up to the time of his death was about the oldest citizen here in point of residence and possessor of a reminiscent mind making it a joy to visit and recall yesteryears and friends with him.

He first served as a water boy to the lumber pilers at the John S. Owen Lumber Co., later advancing to a position in the planning mill and still later hauled wood about town to buyers with his own team.

In Sept. 4, 1912 he and the late Maisie Powers were married in a ceremony performed here in the Powers home by Rev. Cook. Four years later they moved to Montana, where they lived until 1922, when they returned to Owen where he had since made his home.

It was after their return that he built his home to the east of the city, at the end of Fourth Street, where he also had a small farm and for years operated a dairy and milk route.

During his long residence in Owen he made a host of friends and especially among young people, all of whom knew him well, as he had at one time or another chaperoned them safely across the highway while serving as safety patrol officer at school.

Survivors include a son, Charles William Johnson, Owen; a sister, Mrs. Mabel Sisco, Port Edwards; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1957, a son, Owen, in 1944, and three brothers, Albert, Anton and Fred.



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