Harold A. Johnson, an Eagle River resident for the past 60 years, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at his home. He was 93.

Mr. Johnson worked for the Vilas County Highway Department as a patrolman for 20 years, serving as union president for several years before retiring. He also worked for American Motors as an assemblyman in Kenosha for many years. 

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-’47 on the USS Boise in the Aviation unit and the USS Valley Forge CV-45. He received a Purple Heart, the American Area Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and an Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. 

He served several years as a Boy Scout leader of Troup 25 in Racine. 

He and his wife, Cynthia, owned and operated Johnson’s High Point Resort on Pickerel Lake for many years. 

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and muskie guide around the Pickerel Lake area.

Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ethel of Racine; two wives, most recent Marise, and Cynthia; two brothers, Albert of California, and James of Kenosha; and one sister, Betty Donaldson of Racine.  

He is survived by five children, Bob (Marianne) of Hurley; Ann Faust of Eagle River, Nancy Preuser of Eagle River, Jonnie of Nashville, Tenn., and Harold J. of Laona; two sisters, Jane Nauman, and Ruth Anger, both of Racine; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Johnson is also survived by his stepchildren with Marise, Rick Bauman of Grafton, Scott Bauman of Roanoke, Va., and Dr. Roc Bauman of Concord, N.C., and their families.

There will be a private ceremony celebrating his life in the future.

Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.