Dick A. Johnson

November 15, 1971 - June 17, 2022

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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  1. I want to send my condolences to the Johnson family. Dick was a good friend and we shared many memorable days and nights playing ball together with the guys. Dick will forever be remembered and missed. My heart goes out to you and your family.

    - Aaron (Lerch) miles

  2. We are so sorry to here about dick. He was an awesome always a smile on his face and a hug no matter how long it had been since you saw him last. We send hugs, love and prayers for peace for aunt Joan, butch, Kim, all his children grandchildren family and friends. Love ❤️ chris,Jimmy and family

    - Christina Schreiner and jim Schreiner

  3. So sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️

    Chuck, Sarah, Abby and Gabe Radcliff

    - Radcliff family

  4. We are so saddened by this news. Our hearts go out to your family!

    - Sally and Berlyn Mastin

  5. We were friends with Dick from an online game, we ran a clan together! Though we never met him personally, we knew him since about 10 years, we live in India and always wanted to meet Dick personally, gem of a person. You will be missed boss!

    - Shad0w and Apar

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. Dick was such a good man, and the best brother in law I could ever have had.

    From Kathy Johnson, Mr & Mrs Joe Retzer, and Judy & Jeff Anderson

    - Kathy Johnson

  7. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Dick was a beast! Defying all odds, ignoring all doctors predictions. He will be held in our prayers and I know he’s up in heaven telling hunting stories to the dad’s and hugging on his siblings. Peace

    - Mike and Ruthann Proue

  8. So sorry I can’t be there but I’m with you in spirit. Keeping you guys close in my prayers. Dickie was a great guy and he will be greatly missed. We can learn a lot from his life.

    - Theresa Johnson

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