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Norman Johnson

May 29, 1936 — March 19, 2024

Eleva, WI

Norman D. Johnson, 87, of Eleva, WI died Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Luther Campus in Eau Claire. He was born May 29, 1936, in Chimney Rock, the son of Clarence and Minnie (Knudtson) Johnson.

Norman was baptized and confirmed at Chimney Rock Lutheran Church. He attended Chimney Rock school and Independence High School.  Norman married Kathleen (Evans) Johnson at the Central Lutheran Church in Mondovi on October 21, 1961.

Norman joined the US Army and served in Korea just as the war ended. After his service in the US Army, Norman worked at Lunda Construction for over a decade before starting his own business in 1975 – Johnson Construction, where he worked until he retired. Norman was outstanding at running large construction projects, woodworking, hunting, fishing and anything outdoors. Most of all he cherished time spent at his resort home on Big Chetek Lake.

He is survived by his brother: Larry Johnson of Eleva, WI; sister: Delores Cleasby of Eleva, WI; children: Gregg (Kathy) Johnson of Herndon, VA., and Ann Marie (Dan McHale) Johnson of Zanesville, OH; four grandchildren: Brett Johnson, Maria Johnson, Alyssa Johnson, and Lauren Johnson; two great-grandchildren: Daniel Johnson and Charlotte Johnson.

Norman was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Kathleen Johnson; his parents: Clarence and Minnie Johnson; siblings Clifford Johnson, Donald Johnson, Gerald Johnson, Marian Ulness and Marilyn Johnson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Chimney Rock Lutheran Church, rural Strum, WI with Pastor David Sands and Monica Dejno co-officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to the time of service at church on Saturday. Burial with Military Honors presented by the Hopland-Moen American Legion Post #459 will be in the church cemetery. To express condolences to his family online, please visit www.edisonfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Saturday, March 23, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Chimney Rock Lutheran Church

N43255 Church Rd
Strum, WI 54770

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 23, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Chimney Rock Lutheran Church

N43255 Church Rd
Strum, WI 54770

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Burial with Military Honors

Saturday, March 23, 2024

12:00 - 12:15 pm (Central time)

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Chimney Rock Lutheran Church

N43255 Church Rd
Strum, WI 54770

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