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Jeffrey A. Johnson

February 10, 2023 | 19 comments

Jeffrey Alan Johnson, 58, of La Crosse passed away on Monday, February 6, 2023, after a difficult battle with lung cancer. Jeff passed peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. Jeff was born on June 21 1964 to Clara (Burch) and George Johnson in La Crosse, WI.

Jeff graduated from Logan High School in 1982 before going to Western Technical College for interior design. After schooling, Jeff worked at International Furniture as a buyer for 25 years. In his spare time, Jeff loved to help his friends and family decorate and paint their homes. 

Jeff was known for always hosting the best parties and welcoming newcomers into his home. Whether it was the exotic animals his partner, Nathan, brought home or new friends Jeff was always there with open arms, ready to cook them a meal. 

He was loving, helpful, caring, funny, and well-liked by many. He had a passion for gardening, cooking, party planning, grilling out in the backyard, and the color green. No matter what Jeff was doing, you could always find him singing along to whatever his favorite song was at the time. 

Jeff is survived by the love of his life, Nathan Turk of La Crosse, WI, his father, George (Pack) Johnson of South Beloit, WI, his brother Todd (Lesa) Johnson of Eitzen MN, his sister Lori (Cory) Francis of Houston MN, his God son Aaron and nephews and nieces Connor, Aaron, Vasa, Alec, Lindsay, Genna, Jacob, Sierra, and Morgan.  Jeff is preceded in death by his mom Clara Johnson, his brother Kevin Johnson, his sister-in-law Tina Myers and all four grandparents. 

A celebration of life will be held on March 11, 2023, at Mirage Bar in La Crosse, WI from 2 pm-8 pm. For questions about the memorial or how to serve Jeff’s family please contact his niece, Sierra Myers



  1. Peggy Kimani

    There will never be another like our dear sweet Jeff and his friendship to SO MANY will be greatly missed! But we will all treasure the special memories we each have of the wonderful moments we had with him that have touched our hearts! We LOVE YOU & MISS YOU Our Jeffiepoo!!!❤️❤️❤️

    • Nathan Turk

      You have and still are a Amazing wonderful friend of ours … love you

  2. Steltz Gloria

    His Aunts will miss him as well! RIP Jeff. ❤️❤️? – your favorite Auntie in PA Gloria.

    • Lisa Schmitz

      Many years of fun memories! I will miss you and your easy smile and laughter! Always with us…love you always!❤❤❤

    • Jennifer Hamilton

      My deepest sympathy for your loss! I knew Jeff only through his amazing talents at work at Int’l Furniture and over the years he helped me so much. I wouldn’t shop if he wasn’t there. The world has lost an awesome soul.

  3. Mark and Molly Breidel

    To Nate: Our deepest condolences. We’re so sorry for your loss. Jeff was such a great guy ❤ We hope you and all his loved ones find peace in this time of sorrow. He will be greatly missed.

    • Scott and Becky Nelson

      Our sympathies to the family.

  4. Judi

    Will always remember the fun time we had together at your Mom’ s home, on MN. Aunt Judi. Love and hugs to all!

    • Nathan Turk

      Thank You ❤️

  5. Melanie Maack

    Lori and Todd, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I didn’t find out Jeff was sick until two weeks before he passed. I was shocked! I did get a chance to visit him in the hospital the Friday afternoon before he passed. He seemed to be resting comfortably. I’m glad he’s in a better place now. My condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Lori Francis

      Thank you Melanie! Its been so hard on me. We lost our mom to lung cancer as well. 11years ago today we lost our brother Kevin. I am missing my brother already. He was one of the best .

  6. Marilyn Boardman

    Nate: So sorry for your loss. It was such a pleasure to work next door to them for so many years. I worked at TCS for 20 yrs. and was the assistant manager of the outlet for 10 yrs.. Keep the memories in your heart.

    • Nathan Turk

      Thank you ❤️

  7. Joan Hanson

    I am so sad to hear this news. My heart goes out to his family, friends and co workers. Jeff was always so kind, thoughtfully and caring. I will miss him at International Furniture. May he Rest In Peace.

  8. Carole Gehrig

    So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was always so helpful to me during my shopping process, or looking for someone to do furniture repair. He had such a present happy attitude.
    Nate and family, so sorry for your loss. He was a Jewel to all who knew him.

  9. Dawn Hem

    My Heart just sank when I read this. Jeff and I were best friends for a long time when we both worked at Kwik Trip, we were always having a blast no matter what we did, he would always babysit my kids when they were little he never cared if it was day or night he was always there for me. I will always love you my friend. RIP Love Always, Dawn Hem (Bay)

  10. Dawn Hem (Bay)

    Nathan, I am so sorry for you losing the love of your life, he was a the most loving person I have ever met. I am so sorry I never mentioned you in my last reply. I guess I was just in total shock. my love goes out to you and the wonderful man you lost. Love forever even though I never met you.

  11. Brooke De Maiffe

    I’m so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was my babysitter and I have fond memories of him when I’d come over to play with Lori as a child. Jeff was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. My heart goes out to his loved ones. Rest well, Jeff. You stayed in the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing you, even if only briefly.

  12. Deanne Nesler

    So many memories to look back on these past 38 years. I will miss my dear friend so much. Nate and family, I hope you’ve been able to find a little comfort and peace. I love you all and I loved Jeff so very much. He was such a good man. So kind and giving, and so talented. ?

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