Johnson, Wade Age 24, of Boulder, CO. Son of Bruce & Susan Johnson of Arden Hills, MN. Wade died recently in an avalanche while climbing Mt. Gongga in China's Sichuan Province. A memorial celebration of Wade's life will be held at Skinner Chapel on the campus of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. While attending Carleton, Wade took a class that included a study of the funeral practices of cultures around the world. His express wishes were to forego a traditional funeral service; he wanted a barbecue where his friends and loved ones would enjoy good food, community, and fun. Please join Wade's best friend, Greg Larsen, Wade's true love, Erin Addison, and Wade's family for a barbecue immediately after the ceremony. The tents will be up, the grills will be hot and the Frisbees will be flying. Memorials will be preferred in lieu of flowers. They can be directed to Carleton College, to Saint Paul Academy or to the Jonny Copp, Micah Dash, and Wade Johnson Search Fund at donate.aspx. If you have any questions, please email

Published on June 11, 2009

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