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Lorraine Johnson

August 8, 1923 — December 24, 2023

Stoughton

Stoughton, WI- It is with heavy hearts, that we announce the loss of Lorraine Johnson. Lorraine passed away at age 100 on December 24, 2023 at her home for the past ten years, Stoughton Meadows Assisted Living. She was born August 8, 1923, in Milwaukee and was the daughter of Josephine and Stanley Opalewski.

Lorraine married William Johnson on June 9, 1942. Throughout the years Lorraine was a caring and loving wife and mother of five children. Being widowed at age 54, Lorraine continued raising her then 8-year-old, youngest child, Bill. Over the years, Lorraine’s loving wisdom and guidance as the matriarch of the Johnson-Opalewski family was truly a blessing. The compassion, empathy, and kindness she displayed to others was complimented by her wit and humor. The family was thankful to be with her as she celebrated her 100th birthday in August. A life well-lived that will be deeply missed by many. 

Lorraine is survived by her son, William (David) Park; daughters, Carol Konzal, Jill Edwards, Barb (Patrick) McNally and Lori (Robert) Devine; grandchildren, Krista (Ryan) Hopkins, Tracy (Dwayne) Robinson, Dana (Bryan) Pelz; and great grandson, Christopher. She is also survived by her brothers Tom (Flo) Opalewski, and Jim (Judy) Opalewski.

She is preceded in death by her husband William; sons-in-law, John Konzal and Perry Edwards; and sisters, Trudy (Clary) Lutz, Ellie (Erv) Luczkowiak, Dottie (Jerry) Laganowski. 

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Cress Funeral Home, 206 W. Prospect Street, Stoughton. Friends may greet the family from 11:00 AM until the time of services Saturday.

The family would like to thank the staff at Stoughton Meadows Assisted Living for their outstanding care.  The warmth and love of the staff made Lorraine feel she was at home and safe.  She loved those who cared for her as though they were her children. A special thanks also to Agrace Hospice, for their loving care and dedication to Lorraine and her health challenges throughout her final journey.

Please share your memories of Lorraine by posting in her Guestbook.

Cress Funeral Services

206 W. Prospect Street, PO Box 231, Stoughton

(608) 873-9244

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Saturday, January 20, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 20, 2024

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Cress Funeral & Cremation Service - Stoughton

206 W Prospect St, Stoughton, WI 53589

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