Obituary: Clyde W. Johnson

Dec. 31, 1946 – Nov. 26, 2023

Clyde W. Johnson, 76 of Sturgeon Bay, died at home with family by his side on Nov. 26, 2023.

He was born on Dec. 31, 1946 in Sturgeon Bay to Walter and Dorothy (Fitzgerald) Johnson. After graduating from Gibraltar High School in 1965, he was drafted into the Marine Corps where he served two years in Barstow, California. On Feb. 1, 1969, he married Nancy K. Peil in Baileys Harbor.

Clyde worked most of his years as a meat cutter at Piggly Wiggly in Algoma and Kewaunee and then at Pick n Save. After his “retirement” he worked at Dunham’s then at Jim Olson Motors where he enjoyed transporting vehicles. In his spare time, Clyde enjoyed woodworking, small engine repair, telling jokes, and “picking on” his grandchildren and caregivers.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Nancy; son, Jim (Kristin) Johnson, Menasha; daughter, Vicki (Don) Prust, Baileys Harbor; grandchildren, Tyler (McKaylin), Nathan and Caitlin Johnson; Alex, Brad, and Zach Prust; brother, Allen (Dawn) Johnson; brothers-in-law, Dwaine Peil, and Dennis (Mary) Peil; his cat, Cuddles; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Harold and Beverly Peil; sister, Joanne (Marvin) Henry; and sister-in-law, Joanne Peil.

Special thank you to his friend, Don Peterson, for spending countless hours visiting, watching football games and going gambling with Dad, and to Unity Hospice (especially Wendy) for all their care and support over the past couple of months.

Funeral services will be 11 am Friday, Dec. 8, 2023 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Egg Harbor with Rev. Mike Morris officiating. Military Honors will follow.

Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, Dec. 8, 2023 at the church from 9:30 am to 11 am.

Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC of Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Johnson family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Clyde may be shared with his family through his tribute page at