Bruce Johnson

Bruce Johnson

Bruce Johnson

Bruce Allen Johnson, 59, of Crystal Lake, IL, succumbed to brain cancer on Oct. 21, 2013, in Barrington, IL, after a brave three-and-a-half year battle.

He was born on Dec. 2, 1953, to Delbert and Annabelle Johnson in Viborg.

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 three 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 was held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

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

Interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Irene, 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

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