Everett Dale Johnson, age 80, of Friendship, while in route to Florida for the American Legion Run 2019, to raise money for disabled service members children. He became a victim of an accident which caused his death on August 21, 2019.
Everett was born March 10, 1939 in Hill Township, Price County, Wisconsin to Martin and Phoebe (Cutts) Johnson. He graduated from Prentice High School in 1959. Everett was in the Army, stationed in Korea as a combat engineer from 1962-1964. Everett married Florence Schneider in Colby, Wisconsin on July 23, 1966. Everett worked on road construction in Milwaukee and Menomonee Falls before moving to Friendship, where he worked at Castle Rock driving truck and at the plant, Adams; Fischer Trucking, Fenwood, WI; Daily Express, Carlisle, PA; Jevic, New Jersey; Construck, Plover, WI; Brock Trucking, Vesper, WI; Retzloff, Berlin, WI; and Alsum Transport, Friesland, WI. He boasted of driving for sixty years – one kind of a truck or another, trailer, flatbed or drop deck. North, south, east, or west – where ever it took him, he was sightseeing.
Everett was life member of the VFW Oxford Post 6003, Life member of the Old Farmers Antique Club, Life member of the American Legion Rider District #11, Life member of the Knights of Columbus #6718, member of the American Legion Post 0452 (47 years), was a guest member at American Legion Riders District 8 from Wisconsin Rapids.
He enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, bowling with the K.C.’s, riding his trike, working at the VFW Oxford 6003 for fund raisers, funerals, bingo – or what ever he could help with. American Legion Riders District 8, Wisconsin Rapids was so much closer than his District 11 – Everett helped District 8 to bring in the 14 Honor Flights at Mosinee (after he himself had gone on the Honor Flight). Everett raised money for Wreaths Across America, wreaths to be placed at King, WI.
Everett was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Phoebe; his Ma, (Ruth) Johnson; brother, Elmer Johnson; sister, Louise Karlic; sister-in-law, Judy Molley; and brothers-in-law, Melvin Schneider and Verland Schneider.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Johnson of Friendship; son, Dale Johnson of Friendship; son, Kenneth Johnson of Lake in the Hills, IL; grandson, Alan (Amanda) Johnson of SOMEWHERE; sisters: Mary (Kellen) Arnold and Audrey Allen; brothers: Frank Molley; Don (Janice) Johnson; Roger Abts; Ralph (Janet) Abts; Ronald Abts; and brother-in-law, Jack Karlic. Further survived by Sue (Art) Christofersen and Mairi Badon, many relatives on the wife’s side, many loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Memorial services will be 12 Noon on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Friendship, Wisconsin. Father Francis Dias will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday, September 21st at the Church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Military honors by the Adams County Honor Guard will be at the Church.
Interment will be at St. Methodius Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for offer online condolences.