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Mark Johnson

March 5, 2019 | 7 comments

Mark (“Johnsy”) S. Johnson

On Monday, March 4, 2019, Mark (Johnsy) S. Johnson, 53, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Mark is survived by his loving wife of 27 years Sandy, his beloved sons Dalton J. (Coral) of Onalaska and Derrick J. Johnson of La Crosse, his siblings Lori Wedwick (Frank) of Stoddard, Teresa Johnson (Rory) of Viroqua, Mike Johnson (Marilyn) of Bangor, Kerrie Kirvan of Hastings MN, his father Larry Johnson of Viroqua, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and dear friends.

Mark was predeceased by his mother, Carol A. Johnson, and his brother Brad.

Mark was born on May 29, 1965, in Viroqua, WI. He attended Viroqua High School, and married his lovely wife Sandy, whom he lovingly called and introduced to his wonderful friends as “Pookie”. They joyfully married on September 21, 1991.

Mark was very proud of his two wonderful boys, Dalton and Derrick, whom he loved dearly.

“Johnsy” loved to play darts and hang out with his friends. He would always make people smile and laugh, no matter if he knew or didn’t know them. Mark loved the Packers, the Badgers, loved camping, grilling out, and enjoying the outdoors.

Mark worked at United Auto for 23 years. He also worked at Petticoat for three years, and had been working at HD’s in Holmen since 2018 until he passed.

Special thanks to the staff at Gundersen Health System for the wonderful care for Mark, their family, and friends.

Sandy wishes to say this: “My heart may be broken, but I have a huge and wonderful family surrounding me.”

The family would like to extend invitation to all who loved Mark, to celebrate his life from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in The Gathering Place at Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason St., Onalaska. Afterwards, there will be a gathering from 3pm – 6pm at HD Tavern, 609 N. Holmen Drive, Holmen.



  1. Jim and Theresa Mendell

    Sandy, you and your family are in our prayers. So sorry for your loss! God be with you as you go through this difficult time. I pray that, with time, happy memories will help fill that empty place in your heart.

  2. Hoffer

    Great Guy, R.I.P my Brother

  3. Kristi Wedwick-Fortun

    My sincere sympathy to Sandy and the boys. Mark and my older brother used to hang out back in the day. I haven’t seen him in quite awhile, but he was always fun to be around, always upbeat and had a story to tell.

  4. Tom Stoltz

    Wish I could say ‘Love Ya’ one more time, Johnsy. Going to miss your humor, laugh, and cow impersonation… Rest well, friend.

  5. carol and george johnston

    sandy and family. we did not know mark but we are very sorry to hear of your loss. you and your family are in our prayers . we live out in pine creek you knew lisa and brenda johnston. just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and your family. george and carol johnston

  6. Gerry Betz

    I used to peddle freight to Mark at United Auto almost everyday, and all we did was smile and laugh. He was a great guy. I will miss you Johnce.

  7. Allen Adam

    Sandy and the boys are in my prayers. I miss playing dirty clubs with Mark and Sandy in the Elliot apartments good memories. We all have great memories and stories of our time with Mark. One of my favorites was in high school when Mark was sick and his mother wrote a note excusing him for being absent. He gave the note to the Assistant Principal who was a tall intimidating but fair person. The Assistant Principal said ‘caught you’ and pulled out another note from his desk excusing Mark for being sick. The only problem was that Mark skipped school a couple times that year and his sister wrote him a note excusing him. So, when he was really sick his mom wrote the note and he had to serve detention, and had to suck it up because he couldn’t tell the Assistant Principal his sister wrote the other notes. Mark always had a smile on his face and lived life to it’s fullest and will be sorely missed.

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