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Obituary: Sherman W. Johnson

Sherman W. Johnson, 84, of Cloquet passed away on Friday, May 19, 2023 at Waterview Estates in Two Harbors. Sherman was born on March 31, 1939 in Esko to Hugo and Norma Johnson. Sherman graduated from Esko High School and continued his education at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He married Gail on Nov. 14, 1978. Sherman was honorably discharged after serving diligently in Vietnam. He loved football and basketball. He and his team were the first to go to state for Esko School and enter the Esko Hall of Fame. Sherman also enjoyed visiting and having coffee with family and friends. Some of his favorite pastimes were watching football, the weather channel, and a good beer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Warner (Maxine) Johnson; sister Nancy Maslowski; and daughter, Teresa “Terri” Gunderson.

Sherman is survived by his wife, Gail Johnson; sons, Jesse (Anna) Johnson, Dan (Kelly) Lundquist and Kevin (Imelda) Peters; daughters, Jodi (Todd) Monahan and Rhonda Peters (Lisa Mehle); grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister Lorraine (Bill) Brunner; brother-in-law, Gerald

Maslowski; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Friday, June 2 in Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14 th St., Cloquet. A luncheon will follow the service. Burial will be at New Calvary Cemetery following the luncheon. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute, see http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.

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