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Bryce D Johnson

Bryce D Johnson

Bryce D. Johnson, age 58 of Durand, died Friday, December 24, 2021 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire after a courageous battle with interstitial lung disease, with his family by his side.

Bryce was born on November 9, 1963 in Minneapolis. He was the son of Douglas and Beverly Johnson. Bryce grew up in Burnsville and graduated from Burnsville High School in 1982. After high school, Bryce drove school bus for a short time before transitioning to an over the trucker. He drove for Northstar Trucking for several years before buying his own trucks. Bryce then took a job dispatching for Allstate Trucking, later becoming a Transportation Supervisor at DHL Supply Chain. Bryce married Susan on August 16, 2005 in Shakopee, MN. After marriage they moved to Arkansaw where Bryce continued to work for DHL. In 2012, Bryce and Susan had their marriage blessed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. Later they moved to their current residence in Durand, where Bryce remained the rest of his life.

Bryce loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed working on and with computers. Bryce liked spending time with his horses on the farm, spending time at the “the woods” and shooting all sorts of firearms. He had a special bond with his lifelong friend and dog, Scruffy.

Bryce is survived by his wife of 16 years, Sue; stepchildren, Melissa (Albert) Aszmann; April (Brady) Boigenzahn; Nate (Jinae) Besmer; Ryan Reller; Becky Hamilton and Zachary (Janelle) Besmer; 17 grandchildren, three brothers, Boyd (Robin) Johnson; Chad Johnson and Troy Johnson, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. A Go Fund Me has been organized to help pay for medical bills and needs for the farm, https://www.gofundme.com/f/bryce-and-sue-needs-your-help?qid=4897a7716b82bbbd2a78bd95c2b4932e.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Alan Ricker

    Just heard today January 8th that Bryce had passed away
    I'm sorry for your loss , I worked with him on weekends at DHL he was my dispatcher ,I could almost always get him laughing , I enjoyed working with him
    Once again my condolences
    Please let me know when his celebration of life is
    May the lord bless you send keep you

  2. Monica Heitman

    My deepest sympathy Sue and family! God's blessing and peace be with you!

  3. Mark and Wendy Wiese

    Wendy and I both worked with Bryce at DHL. We are both sorry for your loss.

  4. Mark and Debbie Engle

    Mark and I will forever miss Bryce. We had so many great talks and good times camping with their family. We loved coming for coffee and sitting out on the deck in the summer. We will continue to pray for Sue and the rest of the family. We love you Bryce.

  5. Cheryl Stacken

    I am Debbie Engjes sister we are so sorry to hear about Bryce. Debbie & Mark often talked about you guys. And how much of a great guy Bryce was, We want to let you know we are praying for you & your family ???? God Bless you & comfort you ♥️
    Love Joe Cheryl & family

  6. Robin Johnson

    Bryce will be missed. He was a gentle sweet man. I enjoyed several thanksgivings with Bryce, Sue, and their family. Really enjoyed seeing your farm. So glad you got to live out your dream of having a farm.

  7. Eva Zech

    Sue and family. May the good Lord help you through this rough time. May all the blessings be bestowed upon you. May your memories fill your heart with love.
    Friend, Eva

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