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Jack Johnson Jr.

April 21, 1966 — July 23, 2016

Jack G. Johnson, Jr., 50, of Howards Grove, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. Jack was born April 21, 1966, in Plymouth, to Jack G. Johnson, Sr. and the late Priscilla (Kohlmann) Johnson. Jack served his country in the United States Army from 1987 until 1993, where he served in the Military Police and was stationed in Germany. He was activated during the Gulf War, serving as a heavy artillery instructor. After his time in the military, he graduated from Lakeshore Technical College with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice. On October 27, 1990, he married the former Kristi Thiel. Together, they had one daughter, Courtney. On October 9, 1998, he married the former Paula Fronek in Sheboygan. Together, they had one daughter, Erika.
On June 1, 2016, Jack retired after 23 years of service with the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department as a correctional officer. During his career, Jack wore many hats. He was a field training officer, a mentor to many people, a CPR instructor for the department and a veteran's court officer. He was an active member of the Howards Grove Fire Department and the Sheboygan Noon Lions Club. Recently, he was awarded a life-time membership award for ten years with the Wisconsin Field Training Officer's Association. Jack was also the president of the Sheboygan County Law Enforcement Association. A recent highlight of his career was stepping in as Santa Claus for SCLEA Shop With a Cop.
Jack enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was extremely proud of his daughters, "Kiddo" and "Bean" and their accomplishments. Before he passed, he was able to witness Erika graduate from high school and Courtney exchange spiritual vows with her future husband, Aaron James. He also enjoyed duck hunting with his longtime friend, Val, bowling on various teams, trap shooting and deer hunting with his father and Eric, John and Curtis. Recently, Jack had the privilege of going to North Dakota on a duck hunt with his very good friends.
In addition to his father, wife and daughters, he is survived by three brothers, Robert Johnson, Theodore (Sharon) Johnson and Marcus (Anna) Johnson; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Nancy Fronek and his Godchildren, Kimberly Johnson and James Johnson. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, two nieces, Alexandra and Chloe Fick and one nephew, Spencer Fick.
A funeral service for Jack will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Zimmer's Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center, (Hwy 42 & JJ, Howards Grove) with Chaplain Rick Cawthon officiating. Friends may call on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., and again from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, at the funeral home, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park where military honors will be held. Please visit www.zimmerfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook.
Jack enjoyed serving others and touched the lives of many people during his time.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of 7 CFAC at Froedtert Hospital for their outstanding care and compassion during Jack's last days.

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