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Gary D. Johansen

March 19, 2021 | 2 comments

Gary D. Johansen of Holmen WI succumbed to the ravages and complications of Alzheimer’s disease on March 18th, 2021, a month before his 76th birthday. His journey with Alzheimer’s started nine years ago throughout which he was lovingly cared for by his wife of 27 years until his death at home.

Gary was an avid bowhunter and outdoorsman, enjoying the camaraderie of the Badgerland Bow Hunters group. He loved traveling and hunting in western states of Wyoming and Montana. He also enjoyed helping LaVonne in her gardens and joked that he did not know anything about plants and he was just the common laborer.

During his career Gary worked at various information technology and accounting positions for G. Heileman Brewing Company, Dairyland Power and UWL.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Marie (Loven) Johansen, sister La Vonne  Fluekiger, sister Donna Schroeder and grandson Harley Myers.

He is survived by his wife LaVonne, daughters Sarah Casperson (Darren) and Christal Fortun (Randy), sister Joanne Allemand, and brother Richard Johansen (Janice) of Ames, Iowa., step-daughter Kara Strupp (JR), granddaughter Ali Myers, step-grandsons Ryan Horstman (Jackie), Tyler Horstman (Irayna), and Jayme Horstman, great-grandson Quinn Horstman, and many nieces and nephews.

His energetic ways and quick wit will be greatly missed.

The family wishes to thank the excellent caregivers who provided LaVonne respite and friendship over the last four years when Gary could no longer be left alone, and who provided extra assistance and advice during Gary’s final days.  Thank you so very much Sherry G, Sami J, Marcia I, and Michael M.

A private ceremony is being planned.



  1. Laurie Gabrielson

    LaVonne, we are very sad to lose Gary, a good friend and all around great guy.

    We’ll always remember those New Years Eve parties!

    Laurie and Bruce

  2. Nancy Amunson

    Dear LaVonne and family,
    My sympathy to you all. Gary was so good to my family when my brother Mark passed away. I will never forget his kindness. Thinking of you all durning this difficult time.
    Nancy (Schermerhorn) Amunson


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