Johanson, 44, was a ranger for approximately 20 years, serving at Kitsap Memorial State Park near Seabeck.

 

Park officials say Johanson was known for his enthusiasm and passion. He loved being a park ranger and expressed it often. A longtime resident of the Central Kitsap area, he is survived by his parents and two sons.

This is very sad. Ed will be sorely missed,” said Don Hoch, agency director, after hearing the news of Johanson’s death. “I had the opportunity to work with Ed on several projects. I know he enjoyed his career as a park ranger. He had a real passion for providing quality customer service and loved working with the public. Many will remember Ed, the pride he had in his work and his commitment to continuous improvement in parks and services.”

A  memorial account, the Ed Johanson Memorial Fund, has been established  at Key Bank, for donations to help cover memorial and funeral costs and  for his family. Donations are suggested in lieu of flowers.

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