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Obituary: Duane "Dewey" Kenneth Johnson

Duane "Dewey" K. Johnson, 73, of Cloquet, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. He was born May 16, 1948, in Cloquet, the son of Kenneth and Margaret (Olson) Johnson.

Dewey graduated from Cloquet High School in 1966 and attended Bemidji State College before joining the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. Dewey joined the Cloquet Police Department in 1974 and retired as police chief in 2003 after 29 years of service. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed skiing and traveling. Dewey was a member of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979, Carl Anderson American Legion Post 262, and was a former member of the Cloquet Rotary Club.

Dewey was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Annette; children, Elizabeth Johnson, Jessica (Greg Kryzer) Johnson, and Meghan (Casey Odom) Johnson; sister, Diane Parkhurst; grandchildren, Matilda and Harlan Kryzer; mother-in-law, Delores Filipiak; brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Kim) Filipiak, David (Karen) Filipiak, and Robert (Cynthia) Filipiak; sister-in-law, Monica Fadness; stepchildren, Amber and Michael Shaw; and a special friend, Cory Schneberger; and numerous other relatives and


Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Military honors will be accorded by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard, followed by a luncheon. Interment will be at Sandy Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet.

Pine Knot News, Oct. 15, 2021

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