Michael Paul Johnson (1982 - 2015)

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Michael Paul Johnson passed away on March 15, 2015, at the age of 32. Mike was born at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, and moved to Chugiak, Alaska, when he was 2 years old. Mike attended Chugiak Elementary, Gruening Middle School and graduated from Chugiak High School. He studied across the country and abroad in Victoria, British Columbia, and Australia before graduating from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in Journalism. Mike was a general contractor who ran his own business, HammerDown Contractors. He worked on all kinds of projects across Alaska, but died at Providence Hospital as a result of a tragic accident at his home in Eagle River. Mike's passions were traveling the world, fishing and hunting, all sports and anything with a motor. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, North and Central America, and Africa. Whether scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef or on a hunting safari in Africa, Mike lived his life with passion. Mike talked at length about all the future trips he would take, including sailing the world with his daughter. He fished almost daily year round and somehow always managed to find the lucky fishing hole. Mike lived more in his 32 years than most people do in a lifetime. His endless desire for adventure was a constant source of joy, entertainment and excitement to those who knew him. Mike rarely spent a night in; he went fishing at midnight, was camping constantly and was always surrounded by his many friends. He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Madison Faith Johnson; father, David Johnson; mother, Cindy Johnson; grandmother, Joan Richert; brother, Joe and his wife, Hannah; and sister, Anne and her husband, Jason. He is also survived by his beloved niece and nephew, Sterling and Mircea; numerous aunts; uncles; and cousins; and his girlfriend, Amanda Aafedt. Arrangements are with Janssen's Eagle River Funeral Home.
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Janssen's Eagle River Funeral Home
16421 Brooks Loop Road
Eagle River, AK 99577
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Mar. 21, 2015