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June 2, 2020

3/21/2020 7:30:00 AM
Daniel Ivar Johnson

Daniel Ivar Johnson, age 69, of Lake Tomahawk, died March 17, 2020, at his home. He was born May 17, 1950, in Prentice, to Ivar and Lillian (Gustafson) Johnson.

Dan's family moved to Rhinelander when he was a child. He attended schools in Rhinelander, graduating from Rhinelander High School in 1968. After his schooling he entered the U.S. Army and served in Germany in communications for two years. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Rhinelander and was employed in construction for a number of years. In 1991 he joined his future wife Susan in operating Mraz Vending. Dan was a part of the business until his retirement in 2013. He married Susan (Mraz) on Dec. 17, 2002 and God blessed them with a little over 17 years of marriage.

In his spare time his favorite thing to do was anything that involved his grandchildren. Throughout the years he also enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting sports. Recently, he found pickleball to be an enjoyable activity. Dan had a great smile and was always willing to help family and friends with anything they needed.

Dan is survived by his wife Susan, his daughters Shannon (Nickolas) Willett and Christie (Aaron) Wulk, his grandchildren Brittany, Madeline, Kai and Andreas, his stepsons Jason and Adam Reynolds, his sisters Patricia (Michael) Harvey, Mary (Lester "Butch") Gregory and Kathy (Steven) Zastrow, his brother Glenn (Priscilla) Johnson, many nieces, nephews and friends. He was loved and will be missed by them all.

There are no services scheduled at this time given the present situation but you are welcome to leave your private condolences for Susan and the family at The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Johnson family.

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Article comment by: don bettiga

sorry to hear of dans passing
he was a carpenter years back i do recall
i did see him at argonne lumber last summer or fall
he was a great guy i think he grew up on the west side if i remember right my grand parents by the beer depot when i was very young 7 or 8

Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Article comment by: Craig Strid

The Lord himself will go before you. He will be with you he will not leave you or forget you.
Deuteronomy 31: 8
Our prayers and condolences go out to Sue and family.
Craig and Gail Strid

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