Saturday, May 14, 2005

Obituary: Dave H. Johnson

MADISON - Dave H. Johnson, age 62, of Madison, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 12, 2005, surrounded by his loving family. Dave was born on April 24, 1943, in Oconto, the son of Bert and Bette (Gabrielson) Johnson. After graduating from Madison Central High, he entered the U.S. Navy, serving from 1962 until 1966, including 15 months in Vietnam. He married Sherry Svee in 1968 and she preceded him in death. He then married Betsy Janeck and they had two children. On Dec. 31, 1992, Dave married Barbara Henneberry. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Johnson-Henneberry of Madison; four children, Teresa K. Johnson of Woodbury, Minn., Susan E. Johnson, Apryl Sordahl and Beau Henneberry-Johnson, all of Madison; two grandchildren, Ivy and Kiarah Sordahl; parents, Bert and Bette Johnson of Mount Horeb; two sisters, Dede Watlington of Poquoson, Va., and Mary Chandler of Madison; two brothers, Paul Gabrielson of Middleton, and Mark Johnson of Mount Horeb; many nieces; nephews; in-laws; and friends. A celebration of Dave's life will be held at the ALL FAITHS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4058 Lien Road, Madison, on Sunday, May 15, 2005, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Dave's family would like to thank HospiceCare for the comfort and support they provided to the whole family during this difficult time, as well as fulfilling Dave's wish to be at home. The family requests donations be made to HospiceCare Inc. I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an afterflow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways. Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun. Of happy memories that leave when life is done. All Faiths Funeral & Cremation Services Madison (608) 442-0477

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 14, 2005

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