Rev. Russell O. Johns
September 16, 1926 - January 20, 2009
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Visitation
Fargo Funeral Home
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Thursday 1/22, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
All Saints Episcopal Church
100 N. Drew Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Friday 1/23, 11:00 am
Fargo Funeral Home
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Holy Cross Cemetery - Kaukauna
1298 Desnoyer St,
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Thursday 1/22

We, the family, thank God for our husband and father. His caring personality carried us through sad times, his sense of humor showed us a way to be happy, and his deep and enduring faith led us to where we are today. Russell was born to Jonathan and Sarah (Sadie) Johns (nee Stevens) at home…

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Dayna Werth left a message on August 14, 2009:
I always looked forward to seeing you in the dining room each day. You would always have a story or song to share with us, and were always in good spirits. You really lifted us up when the day was chaotic. Something about you always made us smile. You are greatly missed, my dear friend.
Bert and Mary Wiegand left a message on April 16, 2009:
We just recently became aware of Russell's passing. While we only met Russell once it was evident that he was a very special man and deeply loved. Gods blessings to all of the Johns family.
tom duffey left a message on April 6, 2009:
I first met Russ when he left the military and joined our senior class at Seymour. Through the years we met on occasion and I was always struck by his gentle and kind demeanor. One of our last meetings was when he acquired the Verbriggen home on Hwy 54. (Incidentally, I worked for Len and with his sweet wife Anna at the store in Seymour and went on the job with him and pulled wires.) I'm sure all of you are rightfully proud of Russ and know that the world is a better place for his having been here. Tom Duffey
Mike Randerson left a message on April 6, 2009:
To The Family of Russell Johns. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences at the passing of your beloved husband and father. Rosemary, what a beautifully written obituary, I have always known that Russell was active in doing his Lord's work but did not realize the tremendous depth and length of his service. As I thought about you and Russell the first time I remember meeting Russell was at my fathers funeral way back in 1954. I also remember as a boy your dad bringing the mail to the farm where I grew up, I am sorry we are unable to personally come to the services for Russell but please know we are with you in spirit, and will ask God's strength for all of you as you endure this hard time. I'm sure Russell is resting in the arms of his savior this day and for all days. What a wonderful legacy he leaves behind. God Bless all of you. Mike and Phyllis Randerson
Ken Melotte left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our prayers go out to the Johns family and friends. I rode the Seymour school bus with Russ after he came back from the military to finish school. Also, sat by him in a study hall. I admired and appreciated Russell for his demeanor and friendly ways, and his willingness to help others in school. His memorial was great and let me know him again. May God Bless you Russell.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
paul ninham left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our most heartfelt prayers go out to the family during this time of sorrow. My father Vernon remembers and cherishes the wonderful times with Russell while also a student at St. Andrews in Tennessee. Skana (Peace) Paul, Jill and Vernon Ninham and family.
Norbert & Jean Braun left a message on April 6, 2009:
It was a joy being with you in the barbershop chorus. You are a delight to all in furthering the love of our Lord.
John Vandehey left a message on April 6, 2009:
My father, Glen L Vandehey spent many hours in scouting with Russell and I'm sure barbershop sing alongs. I work for Russell at Gardner Dam when I was on staff. I also worked with Roesmary with the Kaukauna scout troop for a few years. Garder Dam has a web page that will bring back alot of good memories for you and your family. My father passed away in '05 so I'm sure if you walk outside some night and listen real close you will hear some of the best harmony the world has ever heard. The little laught in the background will be my wife who I lose in '08. Chin up, scout on... John Vandehey
Fr. Bob Kabat left a message on April 6, 2009:
My sympathy on Russell's death. I just saw him this week at St. Paul's. It's been a long time - probably Sacred Heart Seminary days - since I had seen him. My prayers are with all of you as you celebrate a great man's life. Bob/Kab
Marilyn Helgestad left a message on April 6, 2009:
Thank you , Rev. Russell Johns for raising such a beautiful, talented, and giving daughter as Lucy Rose. I have known her since college and have seen God working through her, due in part to you, Rev Johns.My sincere sympathies to all the family, but especially Lucy Rose. Being the only girl I know she was the light of her father's eyes and the music in his soul.May Lucy and all the family carry Russell forever in their heart and know he is always with them, watching, guiding with the help of our Father's hand.May God's love and the love of friends and family encompass you all in your loss. My prayers are with you. Sincerely, Marilyn H
Patricia l. Jansen left a message on April 6, 2009:
To the Johns family, Though I did not know your husband and father, I want to tell you how the beautiful obituary touched me. The world was a better place, just by Rev.Johns,being born. How thrilling to have been part of his life on earth, and to have his blood running through your veins. May you be blessed during this time, as you know he is walking tall and strong on the streets of gold in Heaven. Thank you for sharing his life with all who read the paper.
Joel Buchanan left a message on April 6, 2009:
My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Russell Johns. Reverend Johns was one of the kindest most considerate men I have ever had the honor of knowing. He will be greatly missed by all. There are so few true gentlemen in the world and heaven just gained another. With much admiration and affection, Joel
Julie Fares left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. God Bless
Anna Crumpton left a message on April 6, 2009:
I enjoyed so much reading about your loved one in the newspaper, and I am proud for all of those that knew Reverand Johns. I know for sure he blssed many through his long ministry. Please accept praise for such an amazing person. Love, Anna Lee Crumpton
Pamela Aimiuwu left a message on April 6, 2009:
My prayers are with the Johns family.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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