Clifford “Cliff” Bradley Johnson

Clifford “Cliff” Bradley Johnson was called home to be with the Lord on November 29th, 2021, in Kenosha,

Wisconsin, he was 81.

Cliff was born on August 21, 1940, to Harold P and Marion E. (McKune) Johnson in Kenosha Wisconsin.

Cliff attended area schools, graduating from Bradford High School before joining the Army National

Guard in October 1961. He served as a Sergeant at Fort McCoy, Fort Lewis, and Fort Campbell before

being honorably discharged in 1967. In the early 60’s Cliff began his career in the heat treat department

at Snap-on Tools, a group that he would later supervise and a company he would retire from in 2000.

He met his wife, Joann Margaret (Gename) Johnson at First Christian Church and they married on April

11th, 1964, in Kenosha. During their 57-year marriage they were blessed with three children, six

grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. During his long and interesting life, he was active in his

community serving on the CYC Board of Directors, as a custodian at First Christian Church for 40+ years,

boy scout troop leader, a regular volunteer at the congestive heart failure clinic at St Luke’s Hospital, a

member of Crime Stoppers, and a supporter of various former and current government officials.

Cliff was a member of the fourth class of EMT’s in Wisconsin and passionately served his community for

40 years with the Scout Leaders Rescue Squad. With the Rescue Squad he held many roles including

member, lieutenant, captain, and vice-president providing support at graduations, cycling events at the

Velodrome, and local festivals.

Dedicated to Brotherhood and Family, Cliff served as both a Mason and Shriner throughout Wisconsin.

He served as a Shriner member for most of his life in multiple chapters and roles including Chaplin of the

Kenosha Shrine Club, member of the Peninsula Shrine Club, and Vet of Valor of Beja Shrine Temple. He

was a Master Mason through the McKinley Masonic Lodge in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a current chapter

member of the Beja Shrine Temple in Green Bay and current Board Member of the Shrine Hospital in

Chicago at the time of his death.

Cliff’s legacy will live on through his family where he was a dedicated Husband, Father, Grandfather and

Great-Grandfather. He was proud of his growing and beautiful family, bragging about his kids and

grandkids to anyone who listened. His grandkids will always remember him for his belly laughs, big bear

hugs, his stories, and his commitment to being at every event while they were growing up.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Joann; his three children, Peggy (Steven) Schofield, Pamela

(Robert) Mitchell, and Paul (Heather) Johnson; his six grandchildren Jessica (Ryan) Koenes, Amanda

(Brent) Upton, Seth (Mikeley Osley) Schofield, Delana Johnson, Andrew Johnson, and Reed Mitchell; two

great-grandchildren Jillian and Lydia Upton; and one sister, Helen (Tom) Marshall and many nieces and


He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Marion Johnson and his sisters Joan Scharf and

MaryJane Carlson, and his lifelong friend Roger Lemnus.

Special Thanks to all the wonderful staff at the Kenosha Place, Brookside Care Center, and all of the

doctors and surgeons that have had the pleasure of operating and caring for Cliff for the past 81 years of

his life.

Casey Family Options and First Christian Church are serving the family. Visitation will be at First Christian

Church on Friday, December 3rd from 4 pm to 6 pm with funeral services to follow. Interment will be


 Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations

Stephen P. Casey Owner, Funeral Director

3016-75th Street (262) 653-0667

Thoughts for Clifford “Cliff” Bradley Johnson;

  • I am saddened to read of Cliff’s passing. We worked together at Snap-on, and I was blessed after retirement to become “reunited” with Cliff in my volunteer work at Aurora Medical Center-Kenosha. My heart goes out to Joann and all of Cliff’s family at this great loss. Your husband, father and grandfather was a truly great man. I am sure a host of angels were there to escort his soul into Heaven.

  • Cliff was one of the kindness men I know. As a Shriner his dedication to our kids was never wavering. His commitment to the Board of Governor’s – Shriners Hospitals for Children was always 100%. He will be missed as a member of our Shrine and our fraternity. Rest easy my friend, job well done.

  • So sorry to hear about Cliff’s passing. We crossed paths often, including when he was a member of the CYC Board, during his time with the rescue squad and along the way on various political campaigns. He was always a hard worker for all of these causes and a voice of reason. I will miss him as another one of those iconic greatest generation Kenoshans who brought out the best in everyone he touched. Condolences to the family.

  • Cheryl Uttech says:

    He will be sadly missed by all, caring man miss his laugh! Always had good words ! Rest In Peace in heaven with my parents
    Won’t be able to come to wake my deepest sympathies to the family

  • Kathy Gruender says:

    So very sorry for your loss💔 Our family has such great memories with all of you. Our kids grew up with this second family. Cliff was always there to watch our boys. RIP ❤️

  • Becky D Holst says:

    So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. He was always a wonderful smile I enjoyed seeing at church. I pray for peace and understanding through this difficult time. May the Lord hold your family in his arms. God Bless.

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