Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at St Paul Lutheran Church, Stevens Point, with the Rev. Tom Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Amherst.
Visitation will be at Boston Funeral Home 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, and at the church from 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, until the service.
Donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Johnson was born April 17, 1913, in the town of Lanark, a daughter of the late Charles and Amelia (Sandau) Peterson. She attended the local grade school and graduated from Amherst High School in 1928. She later attended Stevens Point Teachers College with an emphasis in education.
She was married to Josef Johnson June 22, 1935. He preceded her in death in 1990.
They settled in Milwaukee.
In 1948, the family built a new home and moved into the village of Park Ridge.
She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid Society.
In the 1960s, she worked at Normington’s Cleaners.
In later years, she volunteered at the Lincoln Center and became active with St Paul Lutheran’s Quilting Circle.
On her 100th birthday, April 17, 2013, she was honored by Stevens Point Mayor Halvorson who proclaimed that day as Ruth Louise Johnson Day for Stevens Point. She also received birthday certificates from President Barak Obama, Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin State Rep. Amy Sue Vruwink of the 70th Assembly District.
Survivors include one son, Alan (Sharon), Irvine, Calif.; one daughter, Evonne Weiman, Folsom, Calif.; one brother, Walter Peterson, Amherst; two grandchildren, Richard Weiman Jr., Folsom, Calif.; and Karen Evonne, Lincoln, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Fern Felbinger and Lucille Madsen; and one brother, Harold Peterson.