David “Tom” Johnson, 54, 5511 County Highway A, Amherst, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, in Oak Creek.
Services will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Boston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Diego Orsini officiating. Interment of ashes will be in the Liberty Corners Cemetery in the town of Buena Vista.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Monday until the services.
Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 21, 1946, in Rolfe, Iowa, a son of the late Earl and Inez Johnson. At an early age he moved with his family to Bancroft. He attended grade school in Keene and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1964.
He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1964 and was stationed and trained at Carlswell Air Force Base in Texas. In 1967 he was stationed in Guam where he was an air frame mechanic and also served as a tail gunner on B-52s flying missions into Vietnam. In 1968 he was stationed in Phu Kat and Da Nang as an air frame mechanic. He was honorably discharged in 1968.
After military service, he lived in Electric City, Wash., and worked as an ultra sonics specialist for the Boeing Co. and also served as post chaplain for the local VFW post.
He returned to Wisconsin in 1979 and attended truck driver school in Portage. He worked as an over-the-road truck drive for more than 22 years. He most recently worked for Mortenson Trucking of Aniwa and Chris Noth Trucking of Bancroft.
Survivors include one brother, Ken, Amherst; one sister, Joyce Hauswirth, Pocahontas, Iowa; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one sister.