Earl David Johnson

Earl David Johnson

Brodhead – Earl D. Johnson, age 78, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Collinwood Group Home, Brodhead. He was born on November 6, 1933 in Maddock, ND, the son of John Henry and Nora (Kro) Johnson. He married Yvonne Erickson on July 15, 1961 in Minot, ND.

Earl was a U.S. Army Veteran and worked for Kuhn Knight in Brodhead for over 25 years, retiring in 1999. He was an avid Packer and Badger fan, loved the outdoors, tinkering in his workshop, hunting, fishing, loved farming and especially being with his family and friends.

Earl is survived by his wife, Yvonne, Brodhead; children, Kevin (Cathy) Johnson, Belleville, IL, Keith (Jill) Johnson, Evansville, WI, Karen (Randy) Strehlow, Brodhead, Karla (Ron) Albright, Monroe, Kerry (Jill) Johnson, Middleton; a brother, Duane (Donna) Johnson, Madison; a good Army buddy, Frank (Karen) Wagner, WA; sister-in-law, Kathy Johnson, ND; twelve grandchildren, Nick, Garrett, Brianna, Brooke, Brittany and Addie Johnson, Jeremy (Maggie) Jessica (fiancé Mike Fenwick), and Josh Strehlow, Heather, Eric, and Taylor Albright; great-grandchildren, Rylee Keri and Braylon Strehlow; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lyle, Clarence, Grant; a sister, Fern; a grandson, Tyler Strehlow; and his beloved dog, Timber.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 26, 2012, at the D.L. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, BRODHEAD, WI, with Pastor Mary Froiland officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.