Randolph Allen JohnsonRandolph Allen Johnson 58, of Duluth, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
Randolph Allen Johnson
Randolph Allen Johnson, 58, of Duluth, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at home after a battle with cancer.
He was born March 15, 1955, in Duluth to Walter and Martha (Williams) Johnson. Randy was a 1973 graduate of Duluth
Central High School and Duluth Vo Tech. He served with the Air National Guard from 1982-1988. He married Kathleen M. Koepke on July 10, 1998, in Duluth. Randy enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycles and classic cars, baseball, football, golf, hockey, technology, history and music, especially classic rock. Randy retired from Georgia Pacific after 35 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Richard.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; son Jeremy of Excelsior, Minn.; stepchildren: Robert and Jeffrey Blackwell, both of Duluth,
and Jacob Blackwell of Seattle, WA; his brother Bill Johnson of Duluth; his sisters Grace Wells, Carolyn Johnson and Janice Ratajek, all of Duluth; six grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends may gather on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service, all at Dougherty Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at Sunrise Memorial Park Cemetery, Hermantown.
Memorials directed to Mayo Clinic Cancer Research or Masonic Cancer Center, c/o University of Minnesota Foundation, McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN. 55455. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org would be appreciated. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. Second St., Duluth, 727-3555. www.doughertyfuneralduluth.com
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