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August 25, 2022

Marlene A. Johnson

Marlene Ann Johnson, age 74, passed away at her home on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. She was born on April 2, 1948, in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Melvin and Arlene (Webber) Schneider.

Marlene graduated from New Glarus High School in 1966. On June 9, 1967, she was united in marriage to Donald B. Johnson at Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus, where Marlene has been a lifelong member. Marlene first worked at Gibco in Madison, and then Chalet Cheese Co-Op for fifteen years before working at Jim's Foods and then Union Bank & Trust in Belleville until retiring. Marlene and Don traveled throughout the midwest and western states, and she had a special place in her heart for times spent in northern Wisconsin. They also showcased their woodworking and crafting talents at many area craft shows over the years.

Marlene is survived by her husband, Don; sister, Melva (David) Genschaw; sisters-in-law, Carol (Ken) Zimmerman and Karon (Vern) Quam; nieces, Melodie (Dan) Ace and Angela (Wylie) Lawrence; nephews, Charlie (Camie) Andrews, Matthew (Emily) Zimmerman, and David (Opal) Quam; great-nieces, Alexis, Amara, Ava, and Genevieve; and great-nephews, Alexander, Micah, and Mitch.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Burlie and Madeline Johnson.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, August 19, 2022, at the Swiss United Church of Christ, 18 Fifth Avenue, New Glarus, WI, with Rev. Pat Pluss officiating. Burial is in the Swiss Church Cemetery, New Glarus, WI. A visitation preceded the funeral service from 10:00 a.m. until time of services on Friday, August 19, 2022, at the Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus.

The Becker-Beal Funeral Home of Belleville is assisting the family.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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