Dick Allen Johnson, 50, of Elk Mound passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.
Dick was born to Joan and James on November 15, 1971, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.
Dick is survived by his wife Kelly; children, Gabby (Jasper), Hank, Gracie, and Max. Along with his stepchildren, Matt and Daniel; and grandchildren, Landen, Jazlyn, and Jaxson.
He is preceded in death by James (father), Tammy (sister), and Jake (stepbrother).
Dick had a large family consisting of his mother, Joan (Charlie), father James (Connee), sisters Kim and Tammy, brother Patrick “Butch” (Angie), stepsisters Tara and Kimara, stepbrother Todd and Jake, grandparents Harvey (Elaine) and Arlene (Clarence), and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Throughout childhood, Dick enjoyed spending time outside with the neighbor kids, playing ball with Parks and Rec. at McDonough Park, and showing off his fancy new bike for everyone to see. Dick graduated from North High School in 1990. During this time, he started playing softball with his best friends. This motley crew of guys is known as the Cornuts. These are friends that Dick had all throughout his life. They were like brothers to him.
In 1993 Dick met his first wife, Sarah. They welcomed their first child, Gabrielle “Gabby”, in May 1998. He then started his career as a driver for American Bottling Company, which later became 7Up Snapple Bottling Company. In January 2001, his first son, Hank was born. After separating from Sarah in 2002, he met his second wife, Kelly in 2003. Dick and Kelly married on April 2, 2005. With this marriage, he gained his two stepchildren, Matt and Daniel. In September 2005, they welcomed their first child together, Dicks’ second daughter, Gracie. Shortly after in August 2006, their second child, Dicks’ second son, Max was born.
Dick had four dogs that he loved, Lucky, Tika, Taz, and Shadow. However, Taz was his favorite, they were best buddies.
Whether it be hunting, fishing, camping, grilling, softball, or playing with the kids, Dick wanted to be outdoors. He was always an active man with big ambitions. In his pass time, he also enjoyed football, poker, baseball, basketball, and many more. Though he loved all types of sports, he was an avid Packers, Badgers, and Brewers fan.
Through five heart surgeries, Dick had repeatedly beaten the odds of recovery. He was determined to stay here and live his life no matter what the circumstances. Though the time Dick spent with us was filled with medical mysteries and was unarguably too short, he always had the best attitude towards the life he was given. He always made sure his family and friends knew he loved them. He always had a positive outlook on the most difficult situations and was always there to give a hand. Dick was the epitome of optimism.
As Dick would tell us, “Don’t be sad I’m gone, be happy I made it as far as I did.”.
A Memorial Service will be on Thursday, June 30th, at 12:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior at the chapel. Smith Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. A celebration of life will be held at Brickhouse Pub & Grub afterward from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. A light lunch will be provided. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase.
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