Alden “Al” Johann, age 76, went into his heavenly father’s arms on July 1, 2018, after a courageous seven-year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family at his home in Greenville, Wisconsin.
Alden was born in Appleton on May 9, 1942, to John and Gretchen (Merget) Johann. He married the love of his life, Carol Vosters, on June 23, 1961, with whom he celebrated 57 wonderful years of marriage and were blessed with three daughters.
He worked for Menasha Mill Supply until 1984. He was then employed by Warehouse Specialists as the Buildings and Grounds Manager until his retirement in 2004. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family, camping, playing cards, and traveling. Arizona became a favorite destination, especially after taking a helicopter ride over Sedona.
He will be remembered for his sense of humor and dedication to his family. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren will always remember him with candy hidden in his pockets. It was very important that family was together for every holiday and event, which always included delicious food. Everyone equally looked forward to Father’s Day, as his steaks quickly became a well-known specialty. When camping, he mastered bacon and eggs over a campfire but he did enjoy telling the grandchildren that they were getting pickles and coffee instead. He was also a man of many trades; if you needed help with electrical, plumbing, or construction work he was there to help. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Carol; three daughters: Linda (James) Dreier, Karen (Michael) Schomisch, Lisa (Jeffrey) Stillman; seven grandchildren: Lori (Matthew) Seubert, Nicole (Derek) Hendrikse, Michelle Dreier, Amber (Zachary) Krueger, Eric Schomisch, and Ashley and Alyssa Stillman; and his great-grandchildren: Liam and Isla Seubert, Olivia and Wesley Hendrikse, and Ava and Maya Krueger. He is also survived by brothers Orville Johann and Vernon (Marlene) Johann.
Alden is welcomed into heaven by an infant son Kevin; his parents; his in-laws Richard and Ruth Vosters; a sister, Jeanette Kurtyka; sisters-in-law Lucile Johann and Linda Vosters; and brothers-in-law John Kurtyka and Robert Vosters.
The funeral liturgy for Alden will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018, at 5:00 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 2nd Street in Menasha, with Fr. Michael Warden officiating. Interment will take place in St. Mary Cemetery, Menasha. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church on Monday afternoon from 3:00 PM until the hour of the mass. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to cancer research.
The family would like to thank Dr. Yao, Dr. Longo, Dr. Johnson, the staff at Fox Valley Hematology, Cherry Meadows, Theda Care Hospice, and Home Instead Care for all of their efforts and support. We were also especially blessed by the love, prayers, care, and visits from our family and friends. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
Dad, you were the rock of our family. The pain we feel right now will someday be replaced with all the happy memories we have. How we look forward to seeing you again when we are reunited in heaven. Dad, we will always love you with all of our hearts.
Hon, you are my sunshine and as I continue to sing my song to you, I know your pain and suffering has been lifted. I will love you forever and ever, until the end of time. Until we are together again – Carol.