Scott Johnson

Scott Francis Johnson

Wednesday, June 8th, 1955 - Saturday, February 13th, 2021
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Johnson, Scott Francis of Milwaukee, WI born to eternal life February 13th, 2021. He was born on June 8th, 1955 to James and Jane Johnson.

As a young man, He was a music lover that liked concerts and enjoyed groups like The Beatles and Warren Zevon. Scott and his friend Mike both picked up a guitar and taught themselves how to play together. They would play Bob Dylan at any party that had guitars laying around. Mike will forever remember Scott’s humor, always had him laughing! Scott attended Catholic Memorial High School, Waukesha, Class of 1973.

In 1979, Scott graduated UWM with a BA in Mass Communication. He began working as a TV Continuity Writer for Milwaukee Public Television PBS 10/36 in 1982. “It was only supposed to be a part-time gig!” Scott said, but he became dedicated and enthusiastic about the position where he spent the rest of his career until retiring in 2017.

Between 1993 to 2003, Scott also spent ten and a half years as a part of the adjunct faculty at Milwaukee Area Technical College teaching scriptwriting to telecasting students.

Scott was attentive to sports, he loved taking his sons to Milwaukee Bucks games. He felt he “hit it big” when he was able to take them to see the Green Bay Packers practice at the Brewers Milwaukee County Stadium.

Scott was delighted about extending his weekends to 7 days. During his retirement, he appreciated spending more time with his wife, Liz. He loved reading the newspaper as well as many books by many authors, his favorites included Stephen King and Kurt Vonnegut. Scott also enjoyed watching television. He liked The Three Stooges as well as a lot of Science Fiction Shows including Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, The Man From U.N.C.L.E, and Land of the Giants.

Scott suffered from COPD. He passed away peacefully with his two sons by his side.

He was survived by his dear and devoted wife Liz Hayes, his awesome sons Andrew (Diana) and Kyle, his lovely sister Karen (David) Pressley, his groovy brothers Randall (Patty), Gary, Todd (Judy-departed), and Erik (Dana). He was further survived by his good friend of 50 years Mike Hoffmann, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his loving and caring parents James and Jane Johnson, his amazing siblings Jane (Glen) Gustafson, Craig (Karen) and Phillip (Toni). His good friend John Borkowski aka Juan and his adored niece Jessica Jane Pressley.

Scott was an admirable man that loved his family, friends, colleagues, and students. He will be missed by so many.

In place of flowers, please donate to the American Lung Association

Services will be held at Hartson Funeral Home located at 11111 West Janesville Road in Hales Corners, WI 53130 on Friday, February 26th, 2021. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
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    Friday, February 26th, 2021 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Friday, February 26th, 2021 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Hartson Funeral Home
    11111 West Janesville Road
    Hales Corners, WI 53130-2530
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Mark Sill

Posted at 06:41am
Hi Scott,
Man, I can't believe I had a reason to listen to "Eve of Destruction" and I remembered the guy who turned me on to to that sond, and the meaning. Dylan, Moody Blues, so many more. I remember we reenacted Man from U.N.C.L.E. together on the playground at St. Mary's Grade school. You always let me be my favorite character.

Friend, advisor, protector, the cool guy... Introduced me to Bob at WTOS when no one knew who Reitman was, you did Scott. I was impressed! You will always hold a special place in my mind (clearly) why did I play "Eve of Destruction" yesterday, and google your name this morning? Bless you my friend... There are special places for kind people after this life (I am sure) and your spirit is there and living on in all those you touched. Thanks for your friendship, you are one of a kind.

Eternal Friendship,
Mark Sill
St. Mary's Playground
Elm Grove Wi.

Andy Johnson Posted at 05:42pm

Thank you for your kind words.

Sister Karen and family

Posted at 12:33pm
Sent with love and remembrance,
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Tina Durrant Juech

Posted at 12:27pm
Made donation to the American Lung Association-Kate Blackwood-Monroe and Jim.

Andy Johnson Posted at 05:42pm

Thank you so much

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Posted at 04:58pm
With deepest sympathy, Theodora.
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Andy Johnson Posted at 05:43pm

Theodora. Thank you.

Theodora Veresses-Kohlweiss

Posted at 04:50pm
Scott was a kind and supportive colleague; someone you could always depend on and trust. I worked with Scott from the mid-nineties through 2014. It was nice to work with someone who was approachable, pleasant, and professional. It was more than nice. It was a blessing to work with someone so kindhearted. Scott was extremely generous with his time helping others. I cannot emphasize enough how kind he was. He was also an excellent conversationalist—you could have an engaging conversation with Scott on anything. Anything! He was also quite funny and witty. I remember (more than once), he had a colleague and I laughing so hard we were clutching each other’s shoulders with tears running down our faces, laughing hysterically. I’m not sure how to describe his sense of humor, maybe gentle sarcasm. Never meanspirited, but always very, very funny. Scott was also very considerate when it came to birthday collections and other events. He was a wonderful person, an ideal colleague, and a class act in every way. Rest in Peace, Scott. You will be missed.
Theodora Veresses-Kohlweiss~

Andy Johnson Posted at 05:44pm

Theodora, thank you for the kind words and story about my father.

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