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In Memory of Richard Johnson


9:30-11:30 AM Tuesday, January 19 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI

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A Celebration of Life and Reception will be held at 11:30AM Tuesday, January 19 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI

Richard W. Johnson, Loving Father, Devoted Grandfather, age 61 of Blaine, passed away January 14, 2016.  Survived by children, Brian (Emily), Daniel (Courtney), and Kathryn (Eric); grandchildren:  Brycen, Sydney, Easten, Carolina, Ethan, Cordelia & Logan; and sister, Jan Thomas.  A Memorial Gathering will be 9:30-11:30am on Tuesday, January 19 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI.  A Celebration of Life and Reception will be held at 11:30am.  Interment will follow at Willow River Cemetery, Hudson.  At Rick’s request, anyone wearing black will not be admitted!!

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    • Jim and I were saddened to hear of Rick’s passing.. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. May your many memories of Rick bring you comfort now and in the days ahead.

    • Rick,
      I just heard about your passing and that you had just spent a day with Jan chatting an hanging out. You said that you had never been as calm and filled with peace. I am so happy to hear this and very sad that you have left this earth. May you be at peace and know that you created joy on this earth. Love and Light, Andie

    • A tribute to Rick he will always good man . I know he love his family a good friend . He is in God’s hands.

    • Rick, you’re gone so soon, I can hardly take it in. I couldn’t have asked for a better brother-in-law: strong, courageous, determined (occasionally stubborn), kind and caring under a gruff exterior. You were always willing to go out of your way, sometimes way out of your way, to help when help was needed. You were a great cook, and a fine workman with your hands. Your humor was both engaging and irreverent. I’ll always treasure the memory of our “guy hangout” weekends together. To Rick’s family: may God grant you peace and comfort through this difficult time.

    • Dad,
      You were always my protector, my first love, the person I could go to with anything… no matter what. I am blessed to have grown up with such a strong, caring, and fun Dad. The days when it was you, me and Brycen against the world are the ones I will cherish most. I see so much of who you are in my oldest child (Brycen) and while I am devastated you will not be here to aid in his growth, those parts of you will live on in him forever. He is kind, sweet, silly, and challenges everything. This is because of you. You have taught me to set the bar high and exceed it every time. You have taught me what to expect in a husband and while I physically cannot have you at our wedding, I am blessed that you got the chance to know and love the man I have chosen for myself. He also reminds me of you in many ways. You have taught me what it means to be a good parent, spouse and person. I will miss you until we meet again. And till that day comes I will laugh ans cry in your absence. Please stay close to us. I love you with all my heart.
      -Your Katrina-

    • A Tribute to my former husband, father of our children and grandfather to our 7 grandchildren:
      I want to thank you for our life together. Through the ups and downs of life, we worked together to build a home and a family! Our children are the product of our guidance and the grace of God! I will carry your legacy to our family into the future. May you rest in peace in the arms of God.