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Duane Johnson

Duane H. Johnson, 65, Wisconsin

Duane H. Johnson, 65, Junction City, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, while under the care of St. Joseph's Hospital Hospice at the House of Dove in Marshfield. He fought a three-year battle with Lyme disease and cancer.

Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Shuda-Plover Family Funeral Home in Plover, with Gary Fenn, an elder from the Stevens Point congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. Wednesday until the services.

Condolences may be offered online at

Mr. Johnson was born Aug. 1, 1941, in Waupaca, a son of the late Howard and Opal (Minton) Johnson. He attended schools in Scandinavia.

He was married to Marlene Laszewski on May 18, 1968, in Stevens Point.

He retired from Sentry Insurance.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Shawn, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; his stepmother, Vivian Johnson, Waupaca; one brother, Stanley (Audrey), Waupaca; and nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one infant brother, Neal.

Source: The Portage County Gazette