Johnson, age 65 of Chesterton, passed on June 29, 2020.
He was born on
November 2, 1954 to Elmer and Marjorie Johnson in Valparaiso, IN.
On August 14, 1976,
he married Denise (Dee Dee) Michaels.
Bruce and Dee Dee
lived in Chesterton, IN where they raised their four children.
Bruce is survived
by his wife, Dee Dee L. Johnson; daughters, Jen Johnson, Kelli Johnson,
Katie (Travis) Dunlop; son, Matt Johnson; grandchildren, Naya, Dimitri and
baby Dunlop on the way; siblings, Pat (Dan) Olson, Phil (Sandy) Johnson and
Peggy Trowbridge. Bruce also leaves behind his Aunt LaVerne, age 104,
father-in-law, Gordon Michaels and sister-in-law Dawn (Jim) Loftin.
Bruce is preceded
in death by his parents, mother-in-law, Pat Michaels and brother-in-law
Bruce began his
life long carpentry knowledge working with his Uncle Gunnard Johnson. Within
five years he established Johnson Brother Construction. For six years he
built custom homes throughout the area. Bruce then spent nine years working
as a machinist at US Steel. He ended his career retiring from Arcelor Mittal
after twenty-two years of service.
spending time at the family lake house, going to all Chicago sporting events
(minus the Cubs). He could always be counted on to help with any problem; be
it carpentry, electrical, plumbing or otherwise, that his family or friends
encountered. Bruce loved his furry grand-pup, Axel. A true testament to the
man that Bruce was, is the way he battled cancer. In October of 2016, he was
diagnosed with a brain tumor. He spent the next four years undergoing brain
surgeries, radiation, immunotherapy, countless nights in the hospital and
physical therapy. Throughout his whole journey, he never lost his sense of
humor, quick wit or love for his family including his mom and dad.
A private family
gathering will be held at the family lake house, The Bonnie View. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association in
honor of Bruce Johnson.
handled with Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.
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