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Mark N. Johnson, 35, of Dubuque passed away unexpectedly after a hard fought battle with mental illness on Wednesday, February 6, 2024.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10th, 2024, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Matt Agee officiating.
Mark was born March 13, 1988, in Dubuque, IA to David K. and Debra S. (Every) Johnson.
He attended Hempstead High School and graduated from Central Alternative School in 2006.
Our precious son Mark was called home to his Heavenly Father. Mark loved his family and his sweet rescue dog, Zoey. His interests included cars, dogs, and hunting. He was a gifted writer, artist and loved music. Mark was incredibly smart and had a lot to offer the world, but sadly he was plagued by serious mental illness. As much as we all wanted him to live a fulfilling life, he just wasn’t able to continue on. We would all like to think that love could have saved him, but his pain was unbearable.
We know he now resides with our Heavenly Father, and we will be reunited in that glorious paradise.
Mark is survived by his parents David and Debra Johnson; siblings Natalie C. Johnson and Benjamin J. Johnson; his sweet dog Zoey; paternal grandmother Mary Jo Johnson, and maternal grandmother Juleen Every; uncles John Johnson, Jim Johnson, and Dave Every; aunts Sharon Wolbers, Kelly Vsetecka, and Valerie Every.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather John Johnson, and maternal grandfather Leland Every.
If someone you know is struggling with mental illness and or substance abuse, please reach out to do whatever possible to get better. Please call the suicide crisis hotline at 988.
In lieu of flowers memorials in Mark’s name may be sent to NAMI of Dubuque and the Dubuque Humane Society.
The family would like to express a thank you to family and friends for their support through the years and especially now during this difficult time.
Mark, fly high with the angels. We will love you forever and always.