Ricky James Johnson, 37Ricky James Johnson, 37, of Somerset passed away on Friday, March 27, at his home after a long, courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
Ricky James Johnson, 37, of Somerset passed away on Friday, March 27, at his home after a long, courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
He was born the son of Kenneth E. and Elfreida F. (Schreiver) Johnson on Oct. 1, 1971, in River Falls, Wis.
Ricky was a 1990 graduate of Somerset High School. He grew up working on the Schottler Family Dairy Farm. He also worked for Duro Bag in Hudson and Scientific Molding Corp.
On Oct. 15, 1994, he was united in marriage to Amy Jo Potter at the Roberts United Congregational Church. They are blessed with two children, Kenneth Daniel, 11, and Kaitlyn Mary, 9. Ricky loved helping his kids with their school projects, working in the yard and a good game of cards.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Johnson, and father-in-law, Daniel Potter.
Ricky is survived by his wife of 14 years, Amy Jo; children, Kenneth and Kaitlyn; mother, Elfreida Johnson of Hammond; four brothers, Steve (Bonnie) of New Richmond, Gary (Rita) of New Richmond, Bruce (Brenda) of Star Prairie and Joe (Kim) of New Richmond; sister, Lisa Johnson of Hammond; mother-in-law, Jean Potter of New Richmond; sisters and brothers-in-law, Michelle (Brad) Tarman of Osceola, Denice (Wade) Swiggum of New Richmond, Jenifer (Brad) Radinzel of St. Croix Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Ricky was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, at the Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ.
Interment followed in the Warren Cemetery.
Visitation was one hour prior to the service at church and from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson.
Memorials are preferred to the family.
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