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Bruce Allen Johnson

Bruce Allen Johnson, 59, of Crystal Lake, succumbed to brain cancer on October 21, 2013, in Barrington, IL, after a brave three and a half year battle. He was born on December 2, 1953, to Delbert and Annabelle Johnson in Viborg, South Dakota.

Bruce graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in inorganic chemistry in 1976. He then pursued his masters at the University of Minnesota. Bruce worked for the Valspar Corporation for 34 years, most recently as a technical director. During his long tenure with Valspar, he received a number of prestigious awards as well as being named on several patents.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Diane, and his 3 children, Drew (Natalia), Adam, and Tessa Rose. Bruce is also survived by his mother, Annabelle; his brother, Brian; and his sister, Gloria.

He was preceded in death by his father, Delbert.

Visitation will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

The Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 West Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake. There will also be a brief visitation at the church from 6 p.m. until the time of the funeral service.

Internment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in Irene, South Dakota at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the JourneyCare Hospice Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Rd., Barrington, IL 60010.

For information, please contact the funeral home at 815-459-3411. For online condolences please visit

Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 22, 2013
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