Jere was born in the Town of Elba, Illinois on December 31, 1935, the daughter of the late Beryl and Bessie (Howard) Steck. On November 12, 1954, Jere married Wayne K. Johnson in Columbus, GA and he preceded her in death on July 30, 2006. She worked with her husband at Johnson Insurance Agency for many years. She is a member of Shepherd of the Lakes Church.
Jere is survived by her children: Teri (Jay) Moe, Waupaca; Chris (Kim Grant-Johnson) Johnson, Waupaca; Kevin (Nancy) Johnson, Waupaca and Pat Johnson, Waupaca: her sisters: Rosalee Upp, Appleton; LaFaye Ireton, Weyauwega and Berla (Bob) Wittmann, Kaukauna; her sister-in-law, Evie Johnson, Waupaca; her grandchildren: Jared, Nathan and Griffin Moe; Mitchell (Jessica) Johnson; Jordan Johnson; Kyle, Alex and Garret Johnson and Ian, Zane and Zoe Johnson and her great-grandchildren, Aiden and Prudence Moe. Also surviving is her Arizona friend, Robert Patterson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne and a sister, Bonnie Hunter.
The Memorial Service will be on Friday, May 13 at 1 p.m. at Shepherd of the Lakes Church, Waupaca with Reverend Dean Wheeler, officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca. Visitation will be on Friday morning from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Shepherd of the Lakes Church. Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are planned in Jere’s name at the West Valley Lutheran Thrift Store in Sun City, AZ and the Waupaca Thrift Store in Waupaca, WI.