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Obituary for Donald A. Johnson
Donald A. Johnson, 90, resident of Frederic and Trade Lake, WI, died Monday, August 6, 2012.
Donald was born February 21, 1922, to Enoch and Arvida Johnson in Trade Lake Township, WI. At 2 ½ years old he moved to the Bass Lake Community. He attended Bass Lake School and graduated from Grantsburg High School.
Donald was united in marriage to Clarice Rhom in Minneapolis, MN on June 10, 1949. To this union two children were born, Daniel and John. They raised two foster children, Phillip Johnson and Cyndee Johnson-LaForge. They made their home in the Bass Lake Community where they farmed.
He was a member of the Trade Lake Baptist Church and was active in the church work. He was on the Town Board of Trade Lake for 18 years.
On March 26, 1993, he married Elvira Graves.
Donald is survived by three sons, Daniel Johnson of Florida, John Johnson and wife Candy and Phillip Johnson and wife Debbie, both of rural Grantsburg; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two step-sons, Dennis (Keiko) Graves of Luck, Michael (Patricia) Graves of Frederic; step-daughter, Sandra Chouinard of Grantsburg; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; sister, Catherine Odell and husband John; two sisters-in-law, ElRose Johnson of Grantsburg and Elaine Palmer of Michigan; numerous other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; 1st wife, Clarice Johnson, 2nd wife, Elvira Johnson; daughter, Cyndee LaForge; brother, Paul Johnson; granddaughter, Katrina Johnson; and step-son, Patrick Graves.
Funeral services were held at the Trade Lake Baptist Church on Friday, August 10 with Rev. Merrill Olson officiating. Music was provided by organist, Kathy Lexen and soloist, Penny Bistrom. Visitation was held at the Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic on Thursday, August 9. Donald was laid to rest at Union Cemetery following the service. Pallbearers assisting were Jim Johnson, Andy LaForge, Scott Johnson, Chris Johnson, Brent Johnson and Zach Graves.
Online condolences may be left at www.rowefh.com . Please continue to check this website for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475.
Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic, Wisconsin has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.