Joan C. Johnson, 86, of Elkhorn, passed away July 25, 2023, at Lakeland Health Care Center.

She was born Oct. 10, 1936, in Elkhorn the daughter of the late Donald and Lucille (Schinke) Desing.

Joan graduated from Elkhorn High School with the Class of 1954. She worked as an account clerk at the Walworth County Register of Deeds office for 29 years. Joan was a member of the Lake Geneva Seniors, Lake Como Women’s Club, and a travel club.

Joan is survived by her daughter, Donna (Hugh) Pruess, of Elkhorn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter Deborah Kugler.

Funeral service was Monday, July 31, at Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory, 730 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, with the Rev. Tom DeGroot officiating. Interment will follow services at Hazel Ridge Cemetery in Elkhorn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Aurora at Home Hospice, 116 N. Dodge St. Burlington, WI 53105 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S. 76th St. Suite 160 Milwaukee, WI 53214. Online guest book at

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