Honolulu, HI – Beth Chapman and her husband, Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, of CMT’s “Dog and Beth: On The Hunt” are sad to announce the passing of Beth’s father, Donald Johannsen of Bella Vista, Arkansas. Below is a statement from Beth.
“A couple days ago my father (step) of 36 years passed away suddenly. I was blessed with two fathers — one who had to love me and one who chose to love me (Donald). I feel the same about both fathers – they both loved me unconditionally, but Don held my feet to the fire, built my character, and made me a better person for it. I will always love him and remember him fondly. Aloha a hui hou, Don … until we meet again!”
Donald Johannsen, 77, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Dec. 1 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. Johannsen worked for the Public Service Company of Colorado for over 32 years. He was a member of the Bella Vista Community Church, and a master woodworker, avid golfer, and Denver Broncos fan. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Bonnie Johannsen of Bella Vista, Ark.; two sons, Scott Johannsen of Denver, Colo., Kurt Johannsen and wife, Marilyn, of Speedway, Ind.; one daughter, Suzette Cachilli; stepsons, Randy Smith of Clearwater, Fla., Timothy Smith of Denver, Colo.; stepdaughters, Melinda Lehmann of Houston, Texas, Laurie Gallegos and husband, David, of Denver, Colo., Alice E. Chapman and husband, Duane, of Honolulu, Hawaii; three sisters, Elsie Coplea, Jean Peterson and Florence Custer, all of Illinois; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Beth Chapman is en route to Arkansas to help with coordinating the services at Bella Vista Funeral Home. Duane Chapman and the family will be joining her next week.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.funeralmation.com