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Richard Louis Johnson (1928 - 2016) … Germantown, WI

After his high school graduation, Dick Johnson joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Panamint, in the North Pacific Ocean. After his military service, he continued his education receiving his teaching degree in 1952 and his masters in 1957. He taught Metalwork and Metal Technology until his retirement in 1988. During retirement, knife making and knife shows became his passion or as he called it his "lifeline". “He who works with his hands is a laborer; He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman; He who works with his hands and his head and heart is an artist.” … ST Francis of Assisi