David Allen Johns

David Allen Johns, 70, of Adams passed away June 10, 2018, at Aspirus Riverview Hospital, with his family at his side & holding his hands after battling cancer for several years. No one fought harder and he never gave up no matter how many times he got knocked down. Dave was born on March 15, 1948, in St. Joseph, Michigan to Robert and Norma. He relocated with his own family to Wis Dells in the early 80s.  Dave was self-employed in his own construction business for many years until he left to return to Michigan to take care of his ailing brother. After his brother’s passing, he returned to WI to live with Marcy & Tyler, so he could be back with his family. Dave loved being with his family and always looked forward to when Amber, Tim & Natalie came to visit.  Dave worked at Jim’s Corner Bar, where he was instrumental in getting the kitchen up & running. He loved working there, where he met so many great people and made so many lasting friendships, which he truly cherished.  People especially loved coming in the days he and Greg Sorenson worked together, as the two of them provided countless of hours of laughter & fun between their banter back & forth, and the jokes they would play on each other. He was forced to stop working there when his health issues worsened. Dave had an especially close bond with his grandson, Tyler, who is going to be lost without him. Anyone who knew Dave, knew Tyler, as they were attached at the hip and anywhere Grandpa went, Tyler was right there at his side. Dave enjoyed being outside, birdwatching, doing crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, talking to his friends, watching the Badgers, Brewers & Packers, his daily phone calls with Amber, and all the time spent with Marcy. He touched the lives and hearts of countless people and will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his daughter, Marcy, and grandson, Tyler; daughter, Amber, son-in-law, Tim, and granddaughter, Natalie; and another granddaughter, Kayla & her family, his best friends Jim Premo, Greg Sorenson & Brian Peterson.  He is further survived by Mark Johns.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Dale and Dennis.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Jim, Greg & Brian, for all the love and help they provided over the years; and to excellent care & kindness of all the staff at Aspirus Cancer Care Center.

A visitation was held from 5-7pm on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home, with a service following at 7pm. A gathering was held at Corner Bar following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.

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  1. Gary scharnowske says:

    Just heard sorry for your loss you may not remember me but I was your dad’s cousin in Michigan

  2. Sandy says:

    Marcy and Tyler, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of David. He was so nice and friendly. He loved you both so much and it showed.
    You are both in my prayers.

  3. darlene says:

    Marcy,Tyler, and Amber. My condolences to you all. Thoughts and prayers for you all.It saddens me for the loss of a very special man.Dave talked of you all often and be assured he loved you all deeply.He earned his wings and is now an Angel watching over you and may you find peace in knowing that.He will be missed by everyone that knew him. God bless him and all of you also.His memory will last forever.

  4. Lori says:

    Sorry for your loss..I miss bringing Dave cookies and all kinds of treats when he was in villa pines..rip dave..lori

  5. Mary E Zemke says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with your family. Dave was a wonderful man. I got the pleasure of being one of his caregivers, getting to know him,sharing lots of laughs together. God bless.

  6. Darlene Chase says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Dave when we were patients at Villa Pines.We kept in contact and our friendship grew.Dave was a kind man and had many friends.You never heard a bad word said from him.I will always treasure his friendship.Everyone that knew Dave loved him and Dave loved everyone he knew.R.I.P.my dear friend.

  7. Beth Svacina says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. It was a pleasure getting to know Dave and calling him a friend. He will be deeply missed.

  8. Mike & Jill Edwards says:

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I always enjoyed my conversations with Dave.
    Our sincere condolences to Marcy, Amber, Tyler & families

  9. Greg & Linda Sorenson says:

    Greg & I will miss our good friend. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Rest in peace Dave’O

  10. Jill Renner says:

    Marcy and Tyler, so sorry for your loss. Remember the good times.

  11. Jamese Riley says:

    Amber, my continuous prayers are with you and your family! May your Dad rest in eternal peace. Love The Riley’s

  12. Kim Draeger-Cleland says:

    Marcy, I’m so sorry for your loss.

  13. Cindy Babcock says:

    Marcy and Tyler so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you guys. He is at peace now. Hugs

  14. Cindy Babcock says:

    Marcy and Tyler so sorry for your your, my heart goes out to you guys. He is at peace now. Hugs

  15. Tammy Trecartin says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Deepest sympathies. Uncle Dave was a great guy and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

  16. Deborah stone says:

    That was beautifuly said, Dave brought a lot of laughter to us over the years.. He will be missed, your all in my ♥ heart & prayer. Hang in there Tyler.

  17. Deborah stone says:

    That was beautifuly said, Dave brought a lot if laughter to us over the years.. He will be missed, your all in my ♥ heart & prayer. Hang in there Tyler.

  18. Lisa Peters says:

    Amber, I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  19. Monica Arndt says:

    Marcy, Tyler, Amber
    It was a pleasure to meet and take care of your dad/grandpa. I know that he will be missed so much. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  20. Gary Zernia says:

    Condolences Marcy, Tyler, and all of Dave’s family, enjoyed many hours of great conversation with Dave and will miss him dearly.
    Gary Zernia

  21. Jan Baumgartner says:

    Marcy, Tyler & Family
    I am so sorry for your loss, I am glad I got to know David. You have my condolences.

  22. George Krikau says:

    So So Sorry for your loss. George Krikau………………….