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Lars Johnson 02/02/2023

Lars Arnold Johnson, age 61 of Hudson, WI, died on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at his home. Lars was born the son of Harlan and Janice (Sakalos) Johnson on April 3, 1961 in Saint Paul, MN. He grew up in Hudson, WI, graduating from Hudson High School with the class of 1979. Lars spent many years with Duro Bag in Hudson. After it’s closing, he went to work at the Christian Community Home. Lars enjoyed collecting. He collected trains of all scales, coins, and model cars. He liked snowmobiling, music played on vinyl, and classic TV shows. Lars was a quiet, simple, and hardworking man. He is preceded in death by his father, Harlan Johnson. Lars is survived by his children, Christy (Aaron) Arendt, and Keith Johnson; granddaughter, Blake Arendt; mother, Janice Johnson; siblings, Tim (Karen) Johnson, Brenda (Pete) Chapin; niece, Andrea (Charles) DeLong; nephew, Joshua Johnson; and many friends. A Visitation to Celebrate Lars’ Life was held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 728 S Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI from 11 am – 1 pm.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Bob weigel Posted February 22, 2023 8:09 am

    I grew up with Lars. Unfortunately have not seen him in years. We had a fun childhood
    Will surely miss this guy

  • Brad Peters Posted February 23, 2023 8:07 am

    I also grew up wi the Lars and went to school with him. I have not seen Lars since a few years after graduation. I do remember all the great times we had back them. I had recently reunited with several of my high school buddies. I had hoped to reunite with Lars. Lars will be missed !

  • CHRISTOPHER W STREHLO Posted February 26, 2023 8:02 am

    I worked with Lars at Country Kitchen. He was the best breakfast short order cook of all time. The next best person couldn’t come close to doing what he did. He did the work of three people. Few people may remember it now, but what he accomplished then was Olympian level performance, at all times. I am in awe of him to this day.

    For the time I spent working with him, the average length of our conversations was probably 5 seconds. He was a quiet man, for sure.

  • Joanne and Bruce Anderson Posted March 9, 2023 12:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss Christy, Keith, Tim, Brenda and extended family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kirsten Poss Posted March 14, 2023 2:22 pm

    A great loss.

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