Dennis Johnson, 73, of Atlas passed away on Aug. 25, 2020 at Frederic Nursing and Rehab Center in Frederic. He was born Feb. 18, 1947 in Chicago, the son of Virgil and Gladys (Erickson) Johnson.
He moved with his parents at three months to the Trade River community of Grantsburg, graduated from Grantsburg High School, then Pine City Vo-Tech. After serving in the Army 1968 to 1970, Dennis worked as a mechanic at the John Deere dealer in Osceola, also doing custom farm field work with his JD 720 tractor and implements, worked several years for the Town of Sterling, grading and snowplowing.
He lived in Atlas, attended the Baptist Churches in Milltown and then Eureka. He was faithful in his devotion to Jesus Christ and serving when able. He enjoyed car races and volunteered in Osceola with tourist trains. He rode his Sno-Jet “sled” and later his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle and participated in Christian Motorcycle Association rides and events. A stroke in 1997 brought some of these activities to a halt. Since then he received much appreciated help from many friends and his younger brother, Marv.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his brothers Paul (Karen) Johnson of Washburn and Marvin Johnson of Golden Valley, MN, nieces Sarah (Michael) Wellnitz of Knoxville, TN and Renee Johnson of Washburn.
A service will be held at Trade River Evangelical Free Church on Sept. 12, 2020 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Seth Brickley. A box lunch reception will be held after the service.
Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Send online condolences to swedberg-taylor.com. Memorials can be given to the Salvation Army.