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David C. Johnson Sr.

April 12, 1947 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 73)


David Johnson Sr 73, of Maquoketa passed away December 18, 2020 at home.

His family has granted his wishes of cremation and a private family service will be held at a later date.  Dawson Funeral Services of Maquoketa is caring for his family at this time.  David Clark Johnson Sr. was born April 12, 1947 in Wisconsin to Guy and Idell (Glass) Johnson.  

In his early years Dave married Karen Rowe and to this union was three children Bill, Kathy and Ken.

On January 6, 1973 he married his soulmate Amy Williams.

Dave worked construction and had worked at Clinton Engines before obtaining his welding certificate and ultimately working as an over the road truck driver for many years. 

Dave and Amy had 5 children together and later adding four more, Missie, Eva, David Jr., Cindy and Greg, Matthew, Travis, Ann Marie and Anne.  They became foster parents and provided a home for many children who they helped to shape and mold. 

Dave worked hard to provide for his family not retiring until late 2018 only then to fulfill a promise to take care of the 3 children still at home. 

When Dave took time for himself he enjoyed planting flowers for his Amy and having cookouts with family. You would always find him with a cup of coffee and a smile making sure everyone else was taken care of.

Those left to cherish his memories are his children: Bill (Wendy) Hermanson of Aledo, Kathy (Dorry) Johnson of Evansville Wi, Ken (Joan) Johnson of Mount Horeb WI, Melissa (Robert) Johnson of Grand Mound, Eva Johnson of Dubuque, David (Macie) Johnson Jr. of the Quad Cities, Cindy (Pjae) Graham of Milwaukee, Wi, Greg (Cammy) Johnson, Nicole (Matt) Conner of Atlantic Beach, Florida, Anne, Matthew, Travis and Annmarie  Johnson all of Maquoketa. Twenty five grandchildren,  a few great grandchildren,   his beloved sisters; Lisa Glass, Julie Johnson of Helena, Montana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Guy, two sisters; Joan and Peg, a grandson Mekhi and by the love of his life and soulmate Amy in late 2018.

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