Stuart, son of founder Leon Johnsrud started his career at Johnsrud while in college. His help was needed at the company, so he left college and came to work for his Dad. He held most all positions at the Big J and was our ace IT guy who seemed to know how to fix everything. When his Dad was still driving, Stuart used to sit on the curb and wait for him to come home. His loyalty and devotion was evident from the beginning.
An intelligent, pragmatic, no nonsense and genuine nice person, Stuart knew the history of Johnsrud from the beginning and was an unending source of information. He was a constant source of encouragement and inspiration for all employees. You never heard Stuart complain. He battled diabetes since age 3 and passed away in 2014 at age 52. If you were having a bad day, all you had to do was visit with Stuart and see how he was making his day great in spite of his many health battles. Stuart’s legacy will forever be part of the fabric of Johnsrud.