David A. Johnas 1963-2017
David A. Johnas
David A. Johnas, 54, of Medford, passed away on Sept. 2, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford. A funeral Service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford with Rev. James Krueger officiating. Burial followed at St. Ann's Cemetery in the Town of Greenwood. Visitation was held on Monday, Sept. 4 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford. Visitation continued on Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service 11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made out to David’s family to be designated at a later date.
David was born on June 7, 1963 in Medford to Frank and Gladys (Nelson) Johnas. He married the love of his life, Nancy “D.D.” Motte on Oct. 3, 2008. They enjoyed every moment they spent together and life will not be the same without David. He loved life more than anything and especially his love for his family and friends.
In 1986, David bought his first dump truck. As owner and operator, he was working for Pitlick and Wick out of Eagle River at the time of his death. In 1999, he purchased logging equipment and started his own logging business which he owned and operated during the winter months with his brother John and nephew Michael. He loved to work and took pride in what he did and had amazing compassion for his coworkers. He was the kind of man that would do anything for anyone and would give the shirt off his back for you. He loved working on “The Ranch”. Nancy and David love the nicknames of each other “Frank and Fran”. He enjoyed fixing machinery, working in the woods, teaching everyone how to waterski and spending time with his wife, daughters, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many friends. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
David is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Johnas; daughters, Katy Lynn (Matt) Anderson of Schofield and Misty Marie (Brice) Faulkner of Medford; grandchildren, Makenna and Jamison Anderson of Schofield and Miah and Chase Faulkner of Medford; mother, Gladys Johnas of Medford; mother-in-law, Rita Motte of Medford; brothers and sisters, Virginia Giovacchini of Madison, Robert Johnas, Jeanne (Galen) Vesnefsky, Janet Gebert and John (Sharon) Johnas, all of Medford, Joe (Sue) Johnas of Rib Lake, Julia Johnas of Vernon Hills, Ill. and Lora Johnas of Eau Claire; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mary Lou (Mark) Thums of Rib Lake, Debra Jean (Scott) Pokallus of Spencer and Patricia Ann (Tom Schimon) Klinger and Jack “Charlie” (Carol) Motte, all of Medford; nieces, Tora, Katie, Amanda, Erica, Jennifer, April, Karen, Jayme, Courtney and Casey; nephews, Dylan, Jason, Michael, Brad, Jeff, Larry, Stephan and Matthew. Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.