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Steven O. Johnson 12/14/2023

Steven Orin Johnson, age 57, of River Falls, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, December 14th, 2023, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Steve was born on December 29, 1965 to Orin and Nancy (Adams) Johnson in River Falls.  After graduating from River Falls High School in 1984, Steve “Fish” started working with various companies in and around River Falls including, Sullivan, Patz Dealership and RCD.  For one year, Steve traveled the United States combining fields for farmers as far south as Texas and would work his way north as the summer progressed, a job he truly appreciated.  Steve enjoyed snowmobiling and riding any type of UTV, and he loved his summers camping at Sherrards Resort on Blake Lake.  Steve adored his nieces and nephews and would always spend time with them when they visited the farm.  Steve will be missed by his mother, Nancy Johnson; brothers, Mike and Dan (Annette) Johnson; nieces and nephews, Kevin (Amy), Nicole, Kyle, Colin, Cody and Kelsey; and great nieces and nephews, Cora, Wyatt and Rhett.  Steve is preceded in death by his father, Orin Johnson; grandparents, Earl and Verna Johnson and Earl and Eva Adams.

To honor Steve’s wishes, a small family memorial gathering will take place at the farm. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Mark and Jean Moelter Posted December 15, 2023 4:20 pm

    So sorry to hear this news. My you be surrounded by the love of family and friends and comforted by the many memories you have of Steven.

  • Wendall and Sharon Reimer Posted December 15, 2023 5:31 pm

    We are indeed saddened by hearing of Steve’s passing. Fish was a great friend who we loved dearly while we were at Sherrards together and after. I had the chance to spend some time with him this fall and glad we had that time. So many stories to tell. Love, Wendall and Sharon.

  • Julie Remackel Posted December 16, 2023 1:05 pm

    Fish- you will be so missed your spoiled my girls at the lake and came rescued me when my car broke down in Hayward. Take care of Ally and see you on the other side.

  • Joel and Joanne Schultz Posted December 16, 2023 1:28 pm

    Dear Johnson’s our hearts are reaching out to you and are so sorry to hear of Steven’s passing.
    So many wonderful memories at the Johnson farm and memories of “Johnson’s”
    Know are thoughts are with you Nancy and family.

    • Debbie Swanson Posted December 16, 2023 2:52 pm

      Enjoyed spending time with you at Wilkins, many memories

  • Kevin and Juanita Erickson Posted December 17, 2023 1:34 pm

    We will truly miss his visits at Sherrard’s Resort. Spent many weekends earlier in his life at Sherrard’s and as well this past year. RIP Fish we will miss you

    Kevin and Juanita Erickson

  • Yvonne Kostelecky Posted December 18, 2023 1:50 pm

    Nancy and family,
    I’m so very very sorry to hear about Steven. My heart is broken even more. This year has been so very very hard for our family please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, Love Yvonne

  • Pat and Chuck Meyer Posted December 20, 2023 10:27 am

    Nancy, so sorry to hear about your son. Thinking about you and praying for your whole family.

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