Dan R. Johnson (Barber Dan), 82, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, surrounded and supported by all five of his children and his wife of 59 years. He was born Feb. 26, 1931, in Eagle Bend, Minn., to Frank and Dorothy Johnson.
Dan married Dolores Dease on June 5, 1954, in Seattle and moved to the Methow Valley in 1973 with their children.
Dan served in the U.S. Army in Korea, where he often served as a company barber. He operated a barbershop in the Methow Valley for 30 years.
Dan was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. His love for cooking/baking won him several awards, including those for his blue ribbon apple pies at the Apple Pie Jamboree in Pateros.
Dan is survived by his wife, Dolores (Dee); sons Charles, Daniel, Gunnar and Jeff; daughter Karen (Kevin) Franke; grandchildren Arnie, Amy, Brandi, Kjell and Ivan; brothers Frank (Teenie) Johnson and Donald (Suzanne) Johnson; sister-in-law Joan (Chuck) Dickey; and many nieces and nephews.
At Dan’s request, there will be no services. Donations can be made to Aero Methow Rescue Service (aeromethow.org).