Linda Johnson, Spouse of CUES President and CEO Fred Johnson, Dies
MADISON, Wis.-The Credit Union Executives
announces with great sadness the death of Linda
(Aplas) Johnson, spouse of president and CEO Fred
Johnson. Linda Johnson died February 14, 2006
from complications of lung cancer which was
diagnosed a year ago. A memorial service in
celebration of Linda's life will be held Friday,
February 17, 2006.
"Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with
Johnson family during this sad time," said Rose
Bartolomucci, CUES' chairman of the board of
directors and president/CEO, Kent Credit Union,
Linda Johnson was born on January 28, 1950 in
Brunswick, N.J. She attended Rutgers and Temple
Universities and graduated from St. Peters
Hospital School of Nursing in New Brunswick, N.J.
as a Registered Nurse (RN). Linda worked as an RN
at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Los
Angeles and Hahnemann Medical College & Hospital,
Philadelphia. She enjoyed traveling, interior
decorating, and cooking, and was a member of
Asbury United Methodist Church, Middleton.
In addition to Fred, Linda is survived by four
sons: Rob (Michelle), Pat (Jackie Michel), Andy
and Jake, Madison, Wis.; plus two granddaughters,
Samantha and Amanda Johnson. Also surviving Linda
are her mother, Olga Aplas of Asbury, N.J., and
two sisters: Ann (Tony) Harkawij of Asbury, N.J.,
and Lisa (Ray) Pohlke of Colts Neck, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
be made to the Linda Aplas Johnson Memorial Lung
Cancer Hope Fund with proceeds benefiting the
Creating Hope Lung Cancer Campaign, created to
provide facilities and support for a lung cancer
research wing in the new Cancer Research Tower,
University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer
Center, Madison, Wis. Make donations payable to
Linda Aplas Johnson Memorial Lung Cancer Hope
Fund, and mail to: University of Wisconsin
Foundation, U.S. Bank Lockbox, P.O. Box 78807,
Milwaukee, Wis., 53278-0807. Or, make donations
Indicate under Gift Designation: "Other-detailed
below"; and cite your donation is for the Linda
Aplas Johnson Memorial Lung Cancer Hope Fund.
Visitation will be held at Gunderson Funeral
Home, 7435 University Avenue, Middleton, Wis.
from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February
17, 2006, with a short service at 7:30 p.m.
Ten to 15 percent of the people who are
with lung cancer have never smoked. Linda Johnson
was a member of this minority. It is the family's
hope that research will lead to more survivors of
this cancer that kills more women than all other
CUES is a Madison, Wisconsin-based independent
membership association for credit union
executives worldwide. Its mission is to advance
the professional development of credit union
CEOs, senior management and directors.
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