Mildred A. Bristol Johnson, age 93, of Richland Center and formerly of Lone Rock, died on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Pine Valley Healthcare. She was born in Delevan, Wisconsin on April 10, 1918, the daughter of Bernard and Lena (Adney) Morris. Mildred was united in marriage with Robert V. Bristol in 1936. They raised their family together until his untimely death in 1959. Mildred married Haakon Johnson in 1966. He preceded her in death in 1983. Mildred was a loving mother whose family meant the world to her. Her big heart reached out to anyone in need and sometimes any animal in need, as she fed the stray animals who reached her doorstep. Her big heart also reached out to many friends of her family, including them in family meals and Holiday celebrations. Not only did she make sure that everyone was fed, she made sure she had a special gift for them. Mildred loved plants and flowers, and had many inside and outside her home.
Survivors include her children:
Robert R. (Jan) Bristol of Lone Rock
Jerry A. (Ruth) Bristol of Richland Center
James D. (Barb) Bristol of Clark Forks, Idaho
Susan J. Bristol of Boise, Idaho
Mary J. Bristol Butler (Don Gaines) of Janesville
Timothy J. (Diane) Bristol of Monona
21 great grandchildren
1 great great grandchild
her sister in law: Lillian Morris of Beloit
her poodle Susie
special thanks to her friend Bev Gainor
Mildred was preceded in death by her son Tommy Bristol, her Husband Robert V. Bristol, her second husband Haakon Johnson, and her son in law Fred Butler.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 120 North Park Street, Richland Center. Pastor Craig Peach will officiate and burial will be in the Richland Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the PRATT MEMROIAL CHAPEL on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM until service time. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.