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Obituary: James Rodney Johnson

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of James Rodney Johnson. Our husband, father and grandfather was called home by his creator on Friday, Nov. 17. He passed peacefully from the comfort of his Blythewood, South Carolina home.

Jim was born March 28, 1940, the son of Fern (Mullen) and Carl Elon Johnson. He and all his siblings (Char Johnson, JoAnne Oswell and Jerry Johnson) were all born and raised in Cloquet, graduating from Cloquet High School.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Pauline (Carlson) Johnson; children and their spouses, Keri-Jo and her husband, Quinn, Mark and his wife, Denise, and Neva and her husband, Randy; grandchildren Scott, Sara, Samantha and Kori-Lee; and five great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Lily, Caleb, Elijah and Liam.

As our family grieves, we have found comfort in remembering the times of love and laughter we shared with Jim. We invite you to do the same at a celebration of his life on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Blythewood, South Carolina, beginning at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served by the congregation at 2 p.m with a private gathering for family to follow.

In lieu of sending flowers, please consider a donation to St. Joseph’s Indian School, http://www.stjo.org.

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