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Obituary for Donald J. "Don" Johnson


Donald J Johnson, 75, of Bangor, passed away Thursday April 4, 2019, at Hillview Health Care Center in La Crosse, where he had been the last five months. Don had Parkinson's Disease and was cared at home until December of 2017. He lived in two different memory care facilities with hospital stays in between. On April 3, 1971, Don married Sandra Gross in St.Louis Park, Minn. Don and Sandi moved to Bangor Wis. in June of 1972, where Don took a job at Webster Wood Preserving where he worked until 2000. Don is survived by his wife, Sandi; daughter, Heather (Cory) Everson; grandchildren, John, Allison, Carly and Autumn Everson; one brother, Bill; and nieces, Deb and Lisa and their families. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Vera (Schmit) Johnson. A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m., Friday, April 12, 2019, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 303 16th Ave. S., Bangor. Father Kennedy will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday April 11, 2019, at Jandt-Fredrickson funeral home, 102 Hattan St. Bangor, and from 10 a.m. until the time of mass Friday at the church. The family would like to thank all those that helped with Don's care while he was still at home, the facilities he was in, his Inclusa Social Worker, Vicki who was with Don during his whole journey, Inclusa nurse, Lindsey, all the nurses and aids on the 300 wing at Hillview who cared for Don with so much compassion and respect these past five months, many old friends and all the new ones we made along the way! Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.