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Daryl Johnson 01/16/2011

Daryl Eugene Johnson, age 48, died peacefully on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire of aspiration pneumonia, surrounded by family.  Daryl was born July 28, 1962 in New Richmond, Wisconsin to Roy Edsel and Shirley (Wise) Johnson.  He was baptized into the Christian faith at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond. Daryl grew up in New Richmond and moved to Rosewood Adult Family Home in Clear Lake, WI in 2002. In November of 2010 he moved to Timber View Adult Family Home near Eau Claire, WI.  Daryl participated in Special Olympics winning many awards in Frisbee toss and bowling. He worked at the sheltered workshop in New Richmond and in Balsam Lake for many years. Daryl loved singing with his guitar and spending time with his house mates. He attended Northern Lakes Community Church in Cumberland.  He will be greatly missed by brothers, Jerry (Judy) of Woodville, WI and Keith of Centuria, WI; nephew Shawn Johnson of Milwaukee, WI; nieces Sabrina (Alex) Beberman of Gilbert, AZ, and Tracy (Josh) Sotos of Madison, WI; great niece Kira Sotos of Madison, WI; his Rosewood family in Clear Lake, WI: Corey, Margritte, Joseph, and Lucas Graf, Josh, Nathan and Alaura Thornwall, Kelly Kiska, Kari Larson, Michelle Demulling, Kyle and Charity Schmidt, Candys Rocarek, Polly Miller and Mary Teppen, Larry and Mary Jo Lein, Ruby Bartlett;  his Timber View Eau Claire, WI caregivers: Josh Pond, Angel Johnson, Nelle Johnson-Stolp and many other care givers, relatives and friends.  Daryl was preceded in death by his parents, Eddy and Shirley.  A funeral service was held Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11:00 am at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond.  Visitation was held Friday, January 21, 2011 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Bakken-Young’s Beebe Mortuary in New Richmond and on Saturday from 10-11 am before the service at church.  Interment was in the New Richmond Cemetery. Also, a memorial service was held Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lakes Community Church in Cumberland.   Arrangements are with Bakken-Young’s Beebe Mortuary of New Richmond.

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