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Donovan David Johnson

April 29, 2005 — February 4, 2022


Donovan "Van" David Johnson, age 16 of Crawfordsville, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022 from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was born in Lafayette on April 29, 2005 to Chad & Amy (Lacy) Johnson.

Van was a Junior at South Montgomery High School and studied Broadcast Journalism, was the track manager, worked at Starbuck's, and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a collector of all things, was an avid Goodwill shopper, and loved his car. He was a very outgoing and caring, and was loved by everyone. He will be missed by many.

He is survived by his parents, Chad & Amy Johnson of Crawfordsville; a sister, Ally (Kole) Bort of North Carolina; paternal grandparents, Dave & Meg Johnson of Ladoga; aunts and uncles, Connie (Dave) Casselman, John (Liz) Lacy, Linda Stark, Lisa (Matt) Chandler; cousins, Elijah, Cort, and Elle; and best friends, Brooke Ellenberger, Nick Curtis, and Joey Riggens.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Sally Lacy and Bob Pickering; an uncle, Andrew Lacy; and great grandparents, Donald & Ruth Johnson, Hugh & Ruth Detchon, Donald & Ruby Games, and Marvin & Cozette Lacy.

Visitation will be at Whitesville Christian Church, 3603 S Ladoga Road, Crawfordsville on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. The funeral service will be at the church on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11:00am with Pastor Mike Whitacre officiating. The service will be live-steamed and can be viewed on Van's obituary page at Burial will follow at Ladoga Cemetery. Share memories and condolences online at

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

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Friday, February 11, 2022

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