Everett Johnson

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.

Everett Dale Johnson

Everett Dale Johnson


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  1. Dick and Marj Colby says:

    Everett will be missed; condolences to your family. Cherish your memories of the good times.

  2. Shelly Kierstyn says:

    Dale and family, so sorry for the passing of dad. He was an awesome man.

  3. Jeff & Cathy Kolpanen says:

    Florence, Dale and Ken. So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers out to you. I know Everett and my mom and dad are having coffee and a sandwich and covering the worlds problem’s, and thinking of all of us.
    Thinking of old time’s from the Kolpanen family’s.

  4. Kevin & Jessica Amell says:

    Please accept our condolences on the passing of Everett. He was a great man and it was an honor to know him. We pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  5. theresa winkler says:

    Dear family. Thank you for the time you guys came to see me.I will have new memories to keep.I will always remember Everett as a tall goodlooking man with a cowboy hat and big belt buckle. Its so sad that the one thing that we can never have enough of.Is time to be with the ones that we really love and miss dearly.With the best of thoughts of all of you.

  6. Sue (Davis) Anderson says:

    Florence and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. It was always so good to run into you guys around town. Keep the memories close during this difficult time.

  7. Don and Rose Molley says:

    Aunt Florence, Dale and Kenny,
    Our condolences and hearts go out to you today and always. I will never forget his warm kind spirit. As a young boy, I remember him making breakfast and asking us kids what we wanted. In those days, kids usually got what was given. The house you lived in, with the entrance above ground. We had so much fun there, and I will never forget it. Always in my prays.

  8. Sue, Alan & Colby Doom says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss Florence, Ken, Dale and Mairi. He was an amazing person and we always enjoyed our chats with him when he was in visiting. You all are in our hearts and prayers.

  9. Patricia Gervais and Family says:

    Florence, Dale, Ken and family. So, so sorry to hear of Everett’s passing. May God, Family and Friends bring you comfort during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to all of you and our thoughts and prayers are with you. So happy I was able to see you and Everett at the Pilot Knob Mass (St. Methodius Catholic Church) in early August. Our condolences to all of Everett’s family. God Bless ….

  10. Frank and Pat Kierstyn says:

    Oh, Florence and family…we are so shocked and saddened to learn of your loss! What a man Everett was! He surely made a difference in many people’s lives. We will all will miss him and are here for you as you adjust to your lives without him.

  11. Roger Nelson says:

    Florence, so sorry to hear of your loss. Everett was a good friend. I enjoyed when he would come with you to the conference to spend time in our room. I wish you and your family comfort and peace as you mourn this loss.

  12. Laurie and Mikaila Falash says:

    So sorry for your loss of our “Cowboy”. He will be surely missed

  13. Cathy Rathermel says:

    Florence and family, we are so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. May the Lord help you through this saddened time. Know that many are praying and thinking of you and family. Peace Dennis & Cathy

  14. Judt Bieri says:

    Everett will be missed by so many people. Always remember the good times which will see you through the tough times, God Bless.

  15. Patti Nelson says:

    Prayers for you and your family Florence. Patti Nelson

  16. Helen Pagenkopf says:

    Thinking of you Florence and your sons. Yes, Everett sure had a kind heart always nice and pleasant to everyone. I will be at the funeral, so will see you then.

  17. Faith Kirsenlohr says:

    Florence and family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of Everett. He was always such a sweet man when I would see him. Thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  18. Leigh Ann Sytsma says:

    I am praying for all of you. So shocked and very sorry to hear about this. Love, Leigh Ann

  19. Bonnie Dorniak says:

    Florence-May you find comfort knowing that many people are holding you up in thought and prayer. Everett was committed to serving others and passed away doing what he loved – riding to raise money for scholarships to support children of fallen soldiers. He will be missed by many and leaves a hole that can never be filled. I will miss his wit and charm at the Oxford VFW Post.

  20. Kathie and Jerry Dye says:

    Florence and family, so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your loved one. Please accept our thoughts of comfort and sympathies at this time.

  21. Jodi Helgeson - Adams County Register of Deeds says:

    Florence and family – I am so sorry to hear about Everett’s accident. I will forever miss his wit sitting next to me at county board meetings. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  22. Jill & Helge says:

    Florence, we are so very sorry to hear of Everett’s passing. Prayer for you and your family. May you find comfort and joy in all you happy memories.
    Jill & Helge

  23. Marge Edwards says:

    Florence, truly sorry to hear of you and your family’s loss. Sympathy and prayers to you.

  24. Pat Holm Jodarski says:

    Dear Florence and family and friends = my prayers are with you all wish there was more that I could do =I am having trouble with dealing with the loss of my partner recently so I know there. are no words that are sufficient to ease the pain. God be with you.

  25. Kelly Townsend (Gallenbeck) says:

    My condolences to family and friends. I met Everett a few months ago on Commander Frank’s Legacy 100 Ride. We began chatting almost immediately and he made me feel like we had been friends for years. RIP my friend “Wisconsin Johnson” and my brother in arms. You will always be riding with us and leading other riders in the sky.

  26. VFW Oxford says:

    Everett was a big part of the VFW for many years. From helping at bingo to marching in parades and rendering military honors as part of the Honor Guards you could always count on him to participate. He was a champion and advocate for other military causes and got the Post involved with contributing to Wreaths Across America and laying Christmas wreaths on the graves at King. He welcomed home many Honor Flights and finally something he was most proud of was riding and raising money as part of the Legacy Ride. He was a real hero and friend to many and will truely be missed in our organization. Rest in peace comrade.

  27. Merna Frozene says:

    So sorry to hear of the death of your husband. I will keep you in my prayers. After the sudden death of my husband almost three years ago, I know what you are going through.

  28. Lavonne scott says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss FLorence.My sympathy to you and yours.

  29. Aletta & Bob Grabarski says:

    So sorry to hear of Everett’s accident and subsequent passing; our sympathy to you Florence and your family.

  30. Mary Lou & Jerry Poehler says:

    Florence, We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

  31. Bill Lewandowski says:

    Florence, Dale and Ken, my deepest sympathy to you on your loss of Everett. Tom Machan, my brother-in-law, called me to let me know. I am in North Carolina at my daughters and will not be back in Wausau till the end of September so I will miss the Funeral. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  32. Bill Lewandowski says:

    Florence, Dale and Ken, my deepest sympathy to you on your loss of Everett. Tom Machan, my brother-in-law, called me to let me know. I am in North Carolina at my daughters and will not be back in Wausau till the end of September so I will miss the Funeral.

  33. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    So sorry to hear this; thinking of you Florence with our deepest sympathy.

  34. Joy and Gary Schrab says:

    Such sad news. Our deepest sympathy to you and to the entire family. Joy and Gary Schrab

  35. Jack and Brenda Allen says:

    Florence, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of Everett. Our prayers and sympathy go out to you and your family. God Bless.

  36. Dean & Donna Kirsenlohr says:

    Florence, Dale, Ken: our deepest sympathy at the loss of Everett. Sending prayers and hugs. Please call if we can help you in and way.
    Dean & Donna

  37. Dawn Schlimgen says:

    Florence, Ted and Beth stopped by Sunday and told us about Everett’s accident. Our thoughts and prayers are sent your way. Phil and Dawn Schlimgen

  38. Toni Dolata says:

    Florence my heart goes out to you, If you need anything that I can do for you please call. I know what it is like to lose the love of your life.
    Just keep remembering the good things that happen to you and Everett your 50 years plus time together.

  39. Melissa Lewandowski says:

    Mrs. Johnson. I am so sorry. I am Hazel Machans grandaughter… I walked behind your white horse when I was very young. I’m not sure if you remember. Again I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences.

  40. Florence says:

    Florence so sorry to hear of you lose our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the boys. Ann and Fred

  41. Carol and Mike Mitte says:

    We are so sorry to here of Everetts accident . Our sympathy and prayers are with you all.

  42. Dave Beier says:

    Everett will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Dave and Dottie Beier