Steve A. Joey Swede Johanson was born on September 22, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Verne and Eunice Johanson. He grew up in Rockford, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University where he took forestry classes. His love of the outdoors began at a young age with Boy Scouts; he earned the Eagle Scout award in 1969. He was always camping, fishing and riding motorcycles. It was his love of motorcycles and outdoors that brought him to Arizona in 1975. While in Arizona, Steve worked on the Hot Shot crew at Mormon Lake, in well drilling, logging, at Snowbowl and in commercial refrigeration repair. His passion for motorcycles prepared him for his final career as a master mechanic at Grand Canyon Harley Davidson. On many occasions, riders would say could the mechanic with the white beard please work on my bike. He was a member and rode with the local H.O.G. chapter. He was very proud to be in Milwaukee for the 100th anniversary of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Steve Johanson passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010 in Flagstaff, Arizona. Steve is survived by his father, Verne (Joyce) Johanson of Sun City, Arizona, one sister, Kristine (Raymond) Swisher and nephew Joel Swisher, both of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Uncles: Donald (Yvonne) Johanson of Wheaton, Minnesota and Gary (Donna) Johanson of Sun City, Arizona, Aunt, Betty Lehman of Sun City, Arizona, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eunice, and brother Joel. A private family interment will be held Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 9:30 A.M. at Wildwood Cemetery in Wheaton.