Maxine Johnson


Maxine Marie Johnson (Janusiewicz) passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, surrounded by her loving husband, son, daughter and son-in-law in Hingham, Mass.

Maxine was born Jan. 9, 1935, to Stanley and Katherine (Golembewska) Janusiewicz in Muskegon, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents and all her brothers and sisters: Edward, Irene, Chester, Eugene and fraternal twin Marcella.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jerry; daughter LauraLee Johnson (John Winson) of Boston; her son Brian (Christine Sevec-Johnson) of Champaign, Ill.; and grandchildren Alex and Ashley Johnson, also of Champaign. Maxine is also profoundly missed by her brother-in-law O.K. Johnson Jr. and all the Janusiewicz families.

She earned a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1970, a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University in 1958 and graduated from Muskegon High School in 1953.

Maxine was a highly respected speech and language pathologist who worked in the Stevens Point public schools for 26 years.  

She published articles in professional journals and was a practicum supervisor for many students from UWSP.

Maxine was a lifetime member of the  Wisconsin and National Speech, Language, Audiology Associations and Teachers Association. 

Her dedication and professionalism was recognized within her discipline and by the countless students she helped in the public schools.

Maxine was incredibly talented and creative.

One of her hobbies was cooking and she entertained family, friends and colleagues at wonderful parties.

People raved about her food and attention to detail.

Maxine could also sew anything and everything from clothing to draperies.

She was a wonderful caregiver for all in need and was quick to lend an empathetic ear.

Maxine was a compassionate Christian and cared about the welfare of all persons.

Fairness and honesty in politics were passions in her life, and she was committed to our nation providing for the health and well being of all people.

Her striking red hair made her easy to spot in a crowd.

A  memorial service for Maxine will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church (CUMC), W68 N563 Evergreen Blvd., Cedarburg, with lunch to follow.

Donations in Maxine’s name may be made to the CUMC, Family Sharing of Ozaukee County or the Obama Foundation,




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