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MADISON, Wis. – Linda Johnson, wife of CUES President/CEO Fred Johnson, died on Feb. 14 from complications of lung cancer. She battled the disease for over a year. She was one of the 10 to 15% of people who are diagnosed with lung cancer despite never smoking. Linda is survived by four sons, Rob, Pat, Andy and Jake; and two granddaughters, Samantha and Amanda. Born and raised in New Jersey, Linda also is survived by her mother Olga Plas, sisters Ann and Lisa, all of whom reside in New Jersey. Linda enjoyed traveling, interior decorating and cooking. “Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Johnson family during this sad time,” said Rose Bartolomucci, CUES chairman and president/CEO of Kent Credit Union. Johnson’s first wife, Diane, also died of a form of cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations 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 online at https://www.uwfoundation.wisc.edu/giving/giving2.nsf/jsCheck. Indicate under Gift Designation: “Other-detailed below”; and cite your donation is for the Linda Aplas Johnson Memorial Lung Cancer Hope Fund.

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