Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Obituary: Nichola "Nikki" (Masino) Johnson - Class of 1968

MADISON - Nichola "Nikki" Johnson, age 57, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at the HospiceCare Center in Fitchburg. Nikki was born on Aug. 28, 1950, in Madison, to parents Joseph and Vi Masino. She graduated from Central High School in 1968. On July 26, 1969, she married her high school sweetheart, Dave Johnson. Nikki worked at the University Hospital and loved gardening, sewing and quilt making. She is survived by her husband, Dave Johnson of Madison; children, Renee (Rick) Hart of Janesville, Chris Johnson of Edgerton, Brian Johnson of Wonewoc and Lora Johnson of Sun Prairie; nine grandchildren; parents, Joseph and Vi Masino; sisters, Mary (Bill) Becker of Golden, Colo., Gina (Mike Halvorsen) Masino of Madison and Leslie Vanko of Middleton; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, with a visitation held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the HospiceCare Foundation Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. A special thanks to the entire staff at HospiceCare, especially Tommye, for their love and care. Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

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