In Memory of Lisa Johnson


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday June 16, 2019
Old Ptaceks Event Center
1449 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

Memorial Service

4:00 pm
Sunday June 16, 2019
Old Ptaceks Event Center
1449 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

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Lisa Marie Johnson, age 53, of Prescott, WI died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. She was born on June 9, 1966 in River Falls, WI to Jack and Diane (Hauth) Johnson. She was a 1984 graduate of Ellsworth High School and completed two years vocational training in Accounting from Dakota County Technical College. Lisa married Donald H. Johnson on December 29, 2016 in Prescott, WI.
Lisa worked for the State of Minnesota for 26 years, in several areas, after completing her accounting education.
Lisa was an amazing wife, mother, grandma, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend. She had the most infectious smile that said it all. She had an unforgettable laugh, happy, sweet, vibrant personality beyond measure. Her kindness made a tremendous impact on so many people, virtually everyone who met her. Lisa loved her Packers, walking her dogs, and camping. She adored Donnie, her kids and her grandbabies. Family and friends were the most important part of her life, and she lived it to the fullest. She will be truly missed, but never forgotten.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Harry and Helen Johnson; maternal grandparents, Edward and Isabel Hauth; parents-in-law, Donald L. and Judie Johnson; aunt, Judy and uncle, Peter.
Lisa is lovingly survived by husband, Donnie Johnson; her parents, Jack & Diane Johnson; children, Tashia Gray, Stephanie Gray, Andrea (Zac Benedict) Gray, and Tim (Kelsey) Johnson; grandchildren, Gabe Turner, Mackenzie, Kage, Quinn & Kendall Benedict, and Baby Boy Johnson expected in September; siblings, Shelly (Peter) Lehmann, Kathy (Scott) Miller, and Susie (Ken) Blake; in-laws, Lynn (Wanda) Johnson, Lonnie (Jean) Johnson, and Eric (Steph) Johnson; also many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and more family and friends.
A memorial service for Lisa will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 16th at The Old Ptaceks Event Center, 1449 Orrin Road, Prescott, WI. Gathering of family and friends will be at the same location from 1:00-4:00 p.m. prior to the memorial service. A luncheon will follow the service. Private family interment at a later date in Pine Glen Cemetery, Prescott. 715-262-5404
Services have been entrusted to O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home in Prescott, WI.

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  • I am so very sad to hear this news. I worked with Lisa over the years and considered her a friend. I will remember her kind spirit and truly magical smile for years to come. I will miss miss seeing that friendly smile around the office.

    My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. Sam

  • When I would hear Lisa’s name, I would always think of her big smile. Now, I am thinking of all her family, my heart breaks for you????, too young, I cannot imagine. Heartfelt hugs, love ???? and peace ????️.

  • I worked with Lisa at MDH. She was such a great help to me when I started. She always had time for my questions and we spent a lot of time talking about raising girls and about our grandkids. Oh my goodness did she love her grandkids! I will always remember the time she texted me pictures of craft stuff at a garage sale she stopped at because she didn’t want me to miss out on a deal. She was always thinking of someone else. I will miss her smile and her laugh (and her homemade caramels).

  • Working with Lisa at MDH was a pleasure. She was so smart, kind, happy and respected. I knew I could always count on Lisa to know the answer. Her cube was covered with photos of loved ones and she was especially proud of her grandkids. She brought happiness and fun to the workplace. I am shocked and saddened by her sudden death. Please accept my deepest sympathies in your loss.

  • I grew up with Lisa and her sisters…we had so much fun and Lisa had a great laugh and smile. I just recently connected with her on Facebook and really enjoyed our communications.
    She was an adorable kid with the cutest freckles.
    Her mom and dad would visit the neighbors, which meant play time for us, and we had a blast!
    Although it has been years…I know the world has lost a sweet, kind and funny lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lisa.
    Until we meet again my friend.

  • How to begin?
    I remember going to school with Lisa at Malone Elementary. She did live in Prescott when we were young and were sad when she moved away. When I moved back to Prescott in 2006 we would ALWAYS see her walking Cooper up Walnut Street. She LOVED our dog Nitschke and Nitschke loved to play with Cooper. Jim and I would be in the house and we would hear Lisa from a block away “Nitschke get back in the yard!” When he wasn’t outside to greet her we would still hear her talking to him through the window.
    Jim mentioned to me that Lisa was the first person that went out of her way to get to know him and make him feel welcome in Prescott. That had a HUGE impact on him always living in big cities. She made him feel welcome 🙂
    I have a text on my phone from her from the 5th of June. She was coming out to Vino and wanted to know if I was working that day which was supposed to be this coming Saturday. I shared that I wasn’t but if she needed a reservation or get the VIP treatment that I tried to give both her and Donnie when they would come out it would be taken care of.
    Her message back to me was that she was going to forward on the information to the organizer. And then she ended it with this ~
    “I walked by with Diesel Monday….was hoping you might be outside”… I am so wishing now that I would have been.
    You will be truly missed but NEVER forgotten ~

    “Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind.” Unknown

  • To all the family members of Lisa, Kevin and I were truly saddened and could not believe about her passing. We will keep you all in our prayers, she surly was a diamond in the rough and a Gem that is hard to replace, ((Hugs)) to the entire family especially Dad, (Jack), Mom (Diane), Donnie, kids and grandkids.

    P.S. Sure will miss that unforgettable smile????

    Juanita and Kevin.

  • To my honorary sister!!! Yes – I have a bone to pick with you. You spent your life doing good for others, your kids, grandkids, family and friends. You shared your smile, your laugh and your love for just taking life one day as it comes. You showed us what working hard meant while having fun doing it and also having fun after. You were the first one to pick us up when we fell. You never felt you were great at words of wisdom – but it didn’t matter, just a little card that said “you got this” has been my saying ever since. ” I got this” too, she would tell us all right now. You have left us with a hole in our hearts – but we are SO much better off because we had you in our lives. Because you are our gift, some got the gift longer then others – but a wonderful gift we must be thankful for. Even though way to short – We are beyond blessed that God put you in our path, as a mom, wife, daughter, sister and grandma (to more then her own) auntie, step mom, mom in law and friend – the list is long. We will now be better moms, friends etc. because we watched you.
    My work lunch/errands won’t be the same, snapchats, 1234, shoes, foods you wouldn’t try. Hating to shop, hating the fair, but sometimes going anyway because she wanted to do want others wanted too. There will be countless things in my day and I know sooooo many others that we will think of you oh so often. Please keep reminding us that we are to live life as it is so short. There will always be loss in our lives and we have to learn to endure and come out on top. You would not want anything less for us. There WILL BE good from this. Even through the tears and the gut wrenching pain of our emptiness without her – we WILL find strength, healing and peace. We WILL find new relationships that will never replace her but that she prepared for us, because we were loved by her – and we loved her.
    My prayer to all you reading this…I pray for hearts to heal, strength to get through the hard days, peace to wash over you when you think of how she would want you to spend your day. I pray that God will continually show up and show you that he has your back and will only show you the right path. Live life being a great example of selflessness and always smile.

    Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways follow Him and he will make your paths straight.
    We will never understand why our loved ones are taken from us too soon, but we have to let their lives show us a better way to live ours.

    I love you Lisa! I will miss you terribly. My life is forever changed and I am so grateful for every minute.