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Bruce A. Johnson, 57

Bruce A. Johnson, age 57, of Star Prairie, died Friday, July 18, surrounded by his family.

He was born the son of Virgil and Fern (Percy) Johnson on Aug. 8, 1956, in New Richmond. Bruce graduated from New Richmond High School in 1974, and received a degree from WITC in 1980, for Packaging Machinery.

On May 15, 1976, he married his high school sweetheart, Patsy L. Shilts. Bruce spent years working for Liquipak Inc. and International Paper Company. He served as a Village Trustee for the Village of Star Prairie since 2003.

Bruce enjoyed the outdoors by hunting, fishing, golfing, camping and skiing.

He will be missed by his wife, Patsy Johnson; son, Chad Johnson; grandchildren, Caila (Bruce's "Angel Baby") and Izik (Bruce's "Little Buddy") Johnson; mother, Fern Johnson Schmidt; brother, Rick Johnson; and many other relatives and friends.

Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Johnson; and sister and brother-in-law, Deb and Al Everson.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at Prairieview Covenant Church in Star Prairie. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the church, with a Masonic Service at 8 p.m. and also from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, before the service. Private interment will be at Oakland Cemetery in Star Prairie.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.