DR. RANDOLPH IRVING JOHNSONDr. Randolph "Randy" I. Johnson, 92, of Cloquet, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at Sunnyside Health Care.
Dr. Randolph "Randy" I. Johnson, 92, of Cloquet, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at Sunnyside Health Care.
He was born April 15, 1920 in Cloquet to August and Agnes (Sandstrom) Johnson.
Randolph served his country as a pilot in the Army Air Corp during World War II and flew 35 combat missions earning the Distinguished Flying Cross Award. He was united in marriage to Pauline Goodwin on Jan. 4, 1945 in Sioux City, Iowa. Randolph worked as an optometrist in Cloquet from 1949-1985. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Zioneers; Dalles Masonic Lodge No. 181 A.F.&A.M.; the Golden-K Kiwanis Club; Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979; Carl Anderson American Legion Post 262; and the 8th Air Force Historical Society. He also loved hunting and fishing.
Randolph was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Douglas I. Johnson; one brother, Lester Johnson; two sisters, Beatrice Holmes and Agnes Greer; and two granddaughters, Emilie Ann and Andrea Marie Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline; two sons, Greg (Barbara) Johnson of Esko and Scott (Renee) Johnson of San Martin, Calif.; one sister, Margaret Dugan of Walnut Creek, Calif.; four grandchildren, Peter, Thomas, Chad and Sara Johnson; one great-grandson, Emmett Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 until the 11 a.m. memorial service in Zion Lutheran Church. Inurnment services will be at Hillcrest Cemetery with Military Honors presented by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard. A meal and time of fellowship will follow in the church social hall. The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet to assist them with arrangements. See the family online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net
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