David Allan Johnson, 56
Feb. 8, 1960 — Nov 24, 2016
David Allan Johnson, 56, danced his way into eternity Nov. 25, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Dave was born Feb. 8, 1960. He was born and raised in Wisconsin, graduated from West Bend High School and earned his degree at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He built his career at RES Manufacturing, evolving from a line operator to shop foreman to engineer. He grew as the company grew and was thankful for the numerous opportunities provided. He leaves many treasured colleagues.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Gloria (Hardy) Johnson. Dave was married for 33 years to the love of his life, Jane (nee Richardson), who will forever cherish the life and memories that they made together. He will forever be loved and remembered by his super-awesome children, Ian and Kim, and his beloved dog, Stella. He is further survived by siblings, Steve (Sue) Johnson and Carol (the late Greg) Bullinger; mother-in-law, Barbara (the late Lawrence) Richardson; in-laws, Thomas (Fern) Richardson, Lawrence (Laura) Richardson, Ann (Richard) Noll and James (Cara) Richardson; many treasured nieces and nephews; and countless other family and friends whose lives were made better by knowing him.
Dave enjoyed traveling and camping, squatching, auto racing, barbecuing, dancing, listening to loud music, and laughing with family and friends. Dave touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his “hilarious” sense of humor all throughout his battle.
Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of his life at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Schaff Funeral Home. A sharing of memories will follow at 7 p.m. — we invite everyone to share their stories.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Smitha Menon and the staff at Froedtert Cancer Center for their care, support and willingness to think outside the box. The additional time we were able to spend with Dave would not have been possible without you.
donations may be made to the Froedtert Hospital Foundation or Safe
Harbor Humane Society in Kenosha.