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HOLMEN — Richard “RC” C. Johnson, 79, of Holmen passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

He was born in Sparta, Aug. 25, 1937, to Floyd and Isabelle (Schroder) Johnson. Upon graduation from Bangor High School in 1955, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for over four years. On Nov. 10, 1962, he married Karen M. Osgood in Melrose Lutheran Church, Melrose.

RC worked for Trane Company for 42 years, before retiring in 2002. He was an active outdoors-man and enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting, and golfing, which included two holes-in-one. RC was a long-time member of Holmen Lutheran Church, was a 17-year veteran of the Holmen Volunteer Fire Department and an avid Badgers and Packers fan.

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Survivors include his loving wife, Karen; a son, Douglas, and his wife, Elisabeth, of Greenwood, Wis.; a sister, Margaret (Herb) Rowan of Sparta; his twin brother, Robert (Ann) Johnson of Rockland; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Helen (Richard) Gates of Onalaska, Arleen Huber of Onalaska, Sheldon (Jennifer) Osgood of Laughlin, Nev., Doris (Ed) Soukup of Sparta, Dennis (Diane) Osgood of Mindoro, Sherry (Bruce) Woods of Bellville, Wis., and Mickey Osgood of Union Grove, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Isabelle; his in-laws, Willard and Irma Osgood; brothers-in-law, Wendell Osgood and Robert Huber; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Bernie Servais.

Family and friends may call from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services, 907 Sand Lake Road, Onalaska, and beginning 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Holmen Lutheran Church, 228 Morris St., in Holmen. The Rev. Allison Cobb will officiate. Military honors will follow the service with burial taking place at a later date. Online condolences may be submitted at www.schumacher-kish.com.

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