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John W. Johnson

May 23, 2013 - Staff

John W. Johnson, of Lander, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at his home with family after a courageous battle with Crohn's disease and ALS( Lou Gehrig's disease). He was 61 years old.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lander. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery immediately after the service. There also will be a light lunch at the Elks.

John Warren Johnson was born March 11, 1952, the son of Van and Virginia (Lee) Johnson.

He went to school in Lander, attended Casper College and worked for U.S. Steel in Atlantic City for nine years. There he earned his apprenticeship as a millwright. He worked for Solvay Chemicals in Green River for 18 years.

In 1992 he married Deborah Lane in Lander.

Mr. Johnson was president of the Fremont County Pioneer Association for nine months and a member for many years. He also was president of the Fremont County ATV Association for three years.

His family said he enjoyed being in the outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking, four-wheeling and playing with his dogs and cat. Being with family and friends was important to him. His family said he was always the life of the party and made people laugh, and he liked helping others in need and appreciated all that they did for him during his illness.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Debby; brother Van Johnson Jr. and his wife Carol; nephews Adam, Zach, and Tom and his wife Mandy; niece Jen; sister Midge St. John and her husband Beynon; and daughter Emily.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Van and Virginia Johnson, and his brother Robert.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Fremont County Pioneer Association, 1445 Main St., Lander, WY 82520 or Fremont County Amedisys Home Health & Hospice at 514 E. Pershing Ave., Suite C, Riverton, WY 82501.

Services are under the direction of Hudson's Funeral Home of Lander. An online guest book is available at www.HudsonsFuneralHome.com.

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