Elizabeth W. Johnson
February 16, 1929 - April 11, 2017
Elizabeth "Betty" Wilhelmina Johnson (nee Gabrich), age 88, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2017 at Tabor Hills Healthcare of Naperville, IL.
Betty was born in Milwaukee, WI to Max and Lena Gabrich on February 16, 1929. She lived much of her life in Highland, IN where she was an active and devout member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She passed on her Christian values daily to her family, friends, and members of the church. Betty dedicated her life to help raise her grandchildren by cooking meals, transporting them to afterschool events, and accounting for their safety. Her homemade pancakes and quirky humor will be missed by many friends and family.
She is survived by her two children, Geoffrey Johnson and Sandra Craven, two grandchildren, Jacqueline (Michael) Grimm and Jonathan (Erika) Velasco, and two great-grandchildren, Camden and Vivienne Grimm. Betty was preceded in death by her brother Walter Gabrich.
Betty will be laid in her final resting place next to her parents at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield, WI. There will be a graveside service on Friday, April 14th at 11:00 am and a luncheon immediately following the service at Capitol Cafe Pancake House & Restaurant, 14375 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI.
As a breast cancer survivor, in lieu of flowers donations can be made in Betty's honor to Susan G. Komen or a charity of your choice.