It is with heavy hearts, filled with both sorrow and gratitude, that we bid farewell to a beloved husband, brother, and friend. David Johnson, a talented woodworker and skilled steelworker, left us after a short illness on December 8, 2023 at the age of 71. His passing has left an indelible void in the hearts of all who knew and cherished him.
David's passion for woodworking was unmatched. He possessed a remarkable ability to transform raw pieces of wood into exquisite clocks, tables, and other treasured items. He was the person everyone turned to for help, as he possessed an innate talent for fixing anything and everything. In addition to his woodworking skills, David had a passion for automobiles. His impressive abilities in working on cars were well-known among his friends and family.
For 38 years, David dedicated his working life to SOS / Misa Metals as a steelworker. Known for his unwavering commitment to excellence, David was the go-to person for guidance and advice. His profound knowledge and willingness to help others made him a valuable asset to the company and a trusted mentor to many.
Outside of work, David cherished his time playing racquetball in local leagues, where he formed lasting friendships while engaging in friendly competition. However, his life took on new meaning and happiness when he married the love of his life, Mary McFarland, on April 2, 1993. Together, they embarked on joyful adventures, with Las Vegas being one of their favorite destinations.
David will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Mary Johnson, who shared an unbreakable bond with him. Their devotion to one another was evident in every moment they spent together. He will also be remembered fondly by his bonus children, Gina (Jack) Calhoun and Michael (Penny) Arno, as well as his bonus grandchildren: Tony, Joey, Danielle, Jessica, Matt, and Bailey (Mariah). He was the proud bonus great-grandfather of Shawn, Spencer, and Liam.David leaves behind his siblings, Ronald (Connie) Johnson, Sharon (Jim) Urmanic, Susan (Brian) McFarland, and is preceded in death by his siblings Priscilla Pflanzer, Harry Johnson, and Darrell Johnson. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and friends who will forever cherish the memories they shared with him.
The Johnson family will be having a Private Graveside at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to American Cancer society or a Favorite Charity of your choice, as a way to honor David's memory and continue his spirit of generosity.