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Industry Loses SC Johnson Matriarch

March 7, 2018 << Back to News

Imogene Powers Johnson passed away March 3, 2018. She was 87 years old.

In 1954, Imogene married Samuel Curtis Johnson Jr., the fourth-generation leader of his family’s company—SC Johnson. She was extremely active in her community, founding The Prairie School, a private pre-kindergarten through high school in Wind Point, WI. Her husband passed away in 2004 and in 2017 Forbes estimated her net worth at US$3.8 billion, The Milwaukee Business Journal reports.

Imogene is survived by her four children:

  • Fisk Johnson, current CEO and chairman of SC Johnson
  • Helen Johnson-Leipold, CEO and chairman of Johnson Outdoors
  • Winnie Johnson-Marquart, president of the Johnson Family Foundation
  • Curt Johnson, former head of JohnsonDiversey.

About SC Johnson Professional
Based in Racine, WI, SC Johnson Professional is a manufacturer of janitorial and sanitation cleaners. For more information, visit