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In Memory of Scott Johnson

Funeral service

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday December 12, 2019
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday December 12, 2019
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Scott William Johnson, age 53 of Lakeland passed away at Regions Hospital in St Paul, MN surrounded by his family on December 8, 2019 of an apparent heart attack. Scott was born on December 16, 1965 to Virginia and Royce Johnson in Hudson, WI.

Scott’s childhood was spent in Hudson, WI, AZ and Wasilla, AK, where he built a farm with his dad. He returned to Minnesota his senior year graduating from Stillwater High School in 1984. Scott loved fishing, either through the ice or from the boat. He enjoyed spending time up at the cabin on White Ash Lake. Scott enjoyed camping, traveling, exploring and online auctions. Scott was a dreamer with big aspirations for his life with Joan. He spent a good amount of time reading and writing. He was kind, loving, funny, and a humble man of few words until he got to know you.

Scott will remain in the hearts of his fiancée Joan Heldt, daughters Valerie (Joe) and Amanda (Andy); sons, Travis and Avery; and his beloved grandchildren Allisiah, Johnathon and Nevaeh; sisters Sandy (Rick) Pint and Shelly Balsimo; and brother Steve (Jean) Johnson, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews; Joan’s mother, Patricia; Joan’s siblings, Jeanne (Pete) Pedersen and Vicki Fern (Fred), Donald (Pam) Heldt and their families. Scott is preceded in death by his parents.

There will be a Funeral Service at 2 PM on Thursday December 12, 2019 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI with visitation held two hours prior. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Lakeland, MN following the service. Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI



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    • Joanie,
      We just heard your sad news today, I’m so sorry for your loss. Let your memories and good times carry you through this tragedy and I pray that God will bring you comfort and peace. I will keep you in my prayers.
      Thinking of you my friend,

    • To Scott’s fiancé and family,
      I was deeply saddened when I heard of Scott’s passing. I extend my deepest sympathy to you. I can’t even begin to tell you what an amazing man he was. We had some extremely funny times. Rest In Peace Scott, I will keep the promise that we made to each other.

    • I don’t know what to say, Joan. We had always planned on ‘making’ our home-body men take us somewhere warm in the winter. It worked once and we had high hopes that this year it would happen again. I had so hoped to get to know Scott better. I sure liked him and I loved the way he was head over heals for you, Joan. I’m so, so, glad you had him in your life. And I’m so sad he was taken from you. I know it will be a rough-road for you without him. God bless Scott and God bless you, my dear friend.

    • I only had the chance to work with Scott for a couple months. But he was so sweet, and always so happy! His smile was contagious! I’m praying for his family to find some sort of peace during this tragedy.

    • We loved Scott… what a warm, kind, intelligent man. And he was funny, without even trying to be. You’re gonna be missed, Mr. Johnson! 💔💔

    • To my beloved brother-in-law, Steve, Sandy, Shelly and Scotts children and grandchildren.
      My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you at this heart breaking time.
      I can still see Virginia holding Scott and Shelly’s hands as the left Holy Trinity Church in Chandler, AZ. Seeing the entire family on the 4th and again at my sister Jean’s 50th birthday while visiting MN.
      Scott was always so sweet, even though he didn’t remember me. So many years ago.
      Keeping all of you in my heart.
      May Scott find peace being home with his Mom and Dad!
      Queen Creek, AZ

    • Scott was one of my favorite coworkers, I loved
      Joking around with him and hisndaughter Amanda, his laugh
      is something I will always remember

      My heart goes out to his family, i know they loved him so much
      And i am praying for them

      Rest In Peace Scott!