Verna Johnson

NORWAY – Verna Johnson, 87, of Norway, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.

She was born on July 4, 1926, in Norway, the daughter of the late William and Sophie (Greenleaf) Schindler.

Verna graduated from Norway High School in 1944.

She married Robert Johnson on March 27, 1948, at St. Stephens Church in Loretto.

Verna was an avid Packers fan and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Verna is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bob; sons, Bobby (June) Johnson of England, Terry (Lynda) Johnson of Waucedah, Leonard Johnson of Vulcan and Jay (Raylene) Johnson of Vulcan; daughters, Rosemary (Dave) Cheatham of Eagle Pointe, Ore., and Lynn (Jim Gironimi) Belaire of Norway; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Adolf Schindler; and her sisters, Dorothy Menghini and Evelyn Shepard.

Family will greet friends on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.

Interment will be held at the Norway Township Cemetery.

Condolences to the family of Verna may be expressed online at

Arrangements announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.