Michael C. Johnson

Michael Craig Johnson, 73, of Dresbach, MN passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020 in his home with his loving family by his side.

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Michael Craig Johnson, 73, of Dresbach, MN passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020 in his home with his loving family by his side. He was born on October 24, 1946 in Waukon, Iowa to John and Marge (Lawson) Johnson. Michael served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He married Shirley Pierce on June 18, 1988. He drove semi-truck for numerous companies throughout his life. He was a wonderful, loving husband to Shirley. He was also a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother who adored spending time with his family. He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, word search and watching game shows.

He is survived by his wife Shirley, two daughters Karen Johnson of Oneonta, NY and Michele (Nick) Davis of Morrisville, NY, two step-daughters Rochelle (Jeff) Doberstein of Plainview, MN and Theresa Pierce of La Crescent, MN, three step-sons Marty (Patty) Pierce of Bangor, WI, Joel (Stephanie) Pierce of La Crescent, MN and Jesse Pierce of Mankato, MN, twenty three grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren, two sisters Brenda (Robby) Burrett of Waterville, IA and Julie (Richard) Amondson of Eitzen, MN, two brothers Donald (Terry) Johnson of Waukon, IA and Steve (Netty) Johnson of Michigan along with his four-legged companion Sir Romeo. He was preceded in death by his parents, a great grandson Micah McDowell and his father and mother-in-law Julius (Jean) Henderson.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Schumacher – Kish Funeral & Cremation Services, 111 S. Oak St., La Crescent. Rev. Kenneth Kimball will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in Hiler Cemetery in Nodine, MN. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 AM until the time of service.