Subscribe | E-Editions | Free E-editions | River News 75 | Super Shopper - FREE | About Us | Contact Us | FREE Classified Items Under $50
The Northwoods River News | Rhinelander, Wisconsin

home : obituaries : obituaries
October 16, 2021

8/24/2021 5:29:00 AM
Duane LeRoy "Tuffy" Johnson

Duane "Tuffy" L. Johnson, age 87 of Rhinelander, passed away early Tuesday morning, Aug. 17, 2021, at his residence under the care of Compassus Hospice and surrounded by his loving family.

Duane was born on June 1, 1934, in Elcho, on the family homestead to Linn and Gladys (Anderson) Johnson. He attended Elcho Public Schools and was a 1952 graduate of Elcho High School. On the day of their graduation, Duane and his future wife, Carole Wyant, were engaged and soon after got married. In the same year Duane enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, studying Civil Engineering. He was employed with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for 40 years, retiring as a Project Leader.

Duane enjoyed hunting, fishing & traveling - especially to Canada. He also enjoyed traveling out west, watching sports and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and a past member of a men's bowling league.

Survivors include his devoted wife Carole; children: Gary (Martha) Johnson of Elcho, Terry Johnson (Lee Oberto) of Bessemer, Mich., and Jerry "Moose" (Susie) Johnson of Rhinelander; six grandchildren: Angela (Kenneth) Eastman, Jamie (Jason) Wilson, Melissa (Ryan) Rose, Krissy Specht (Chad Ewald), Kevin (Ashley) Johnson and Tyler Johnson (Carrie Darton), two great-grandchildren: David & Amber Eastman and "one-on-the-way", five step-great-grandchildren: Ava, Lauren and Emery Wilson and Mason and Carter Rose; one brother, Gerald (Virginia) Johnson of Marshfield, and sisters-in-law; Linda Johnson of Texas, Edris Johnson of Rhinelander and Marie Johnson of Minnesota. Also surviving are nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson David Johnson, five brothers: Robert, James, Glen, Verne & Kenneth Johnson and by two sisters, Mary Ellen Knuth and Peg Maney.

The visitation for Tuffy will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 21 S. Baird Ave, from 10 a.m. until the noon memorial service, with Rev. Richard Miller officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Northland Memorial Park, Rhinelander.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 54501, 715-365-4343. Everyone is invited to sign the guestbook or leave an online condolence at www.hildebrandrussfh.


Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, and meet the comment guidelines (see "Comment Guidelines" at right). There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number and email address is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search
search sponsored by

Subscription Login

Order photo reprints

Advertising Information

Community Connections
Submit to Newspaper...

Ced Vig's books for sale
Kris Gilbertson's 'I Recall...'

Facebook | All Things | Wisconsin Lottery | The Lakeland Times - affiliate | Winter Road Conditions | Snow/Trail Conditions

The Northwoods River News | Walker Communications, LLC
232 S. Courtney Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501 | Office (715) 365-6397 | Fax (715) 365-6361

Corporate billing office: The Lakeland Times / Lakeland Printing Inc. | P.O. Box 790, Minocqua, WI 54548 | (715) 356-5236 | Fax (715) 358-2121
Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Site Design and Content | Copyright 2021 1up!

Software © 1998-2021 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved