Barry Craig Johnson


Barry Craig Johnson, 69 of Webster, WI died unexpectedly April 1, 2021 in Plant City, Florida. He was born February 9th, 1952 in Superior, WI.

Barry graduated from Superior Senior High School in 1970 (Superior, WI). After graduation he started working full-time for Goldfine’s Inc. in Duluth, MN where he began a successful career in retail. He advanced quickly in the company and was transferred to the Mankato, MN location to help the organization grow. In the years following Goldfine’s closure he managed various retail companies in the Minneapolis, MN area. Barry was always very handy and enjoyed remodeling and adding on to the home he shared with his family in Burnsville, MN. Mid-way through his career he decided to pivot to contracting and real-estate development full-time in Northwest Wisconsin. He worked as a contractor for many years building one-of-a-kind custom homes until his retirement. Like many of us “northlanders”, sticking around for the winter months lost its appeal and during the months of October through April you would find Barry traveling throughout the South and Southwest in his RV wherever his interests took him. One of those interests was NASCAR and over the years he attended many races. His passion for the sport converted many of his family members into fans as well. He also enjoyed fishing, boating, was an avid reader, and Corvette collector.

Barry was a caring and generous man known to help family and strangers alike when in need. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Barry is survived by his daughters, Stacie (Aaron) Reiter of Portland, OR, and Angie (Nick) Kadrlik of Montgomery, MN, and proud grandfather to five beautiful grandchildren.

He is survived by his siblings, Roger (Wanda) Johnson of Maple, WI, Mike (Janet) Johnson of Wascott, WI, Marsha Sislo of Medford, WI, Greg Huotari of Buena Park, CA, Nancy (Charlie) Law of Superior, WI, Bradley Huotari of Paramount, CA, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Barry was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Elaine Huotari of Superior, WI.

Memorial service to be held at a later date.

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