Cedric Johnson December 24, 1945 - January 17, 2021
Cedric Johnson December 24, 1945 - January 17, 2021

Cedric (Rick) Johnson, Pequot Lakes MN, age 75, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 17, 2021.

Visitation will be held one hour before services held at 10:00 am at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls MN, with a Burial Service to follow at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Grygla, MN on Saturday, February 6, 2021, with Rev. Kristin Ostercamp officiating. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

A Memorial Service TBD this spring at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Grygla MN. Announcements will be made later.

Cedric (Rick) A. Johnson was born on December 24, 1945, in Thief River Falls, MN, the son of Torjus and Francia (Magnuson) Johnson. Rick was confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Grygla, MN. He attended school in Grygla, MN, and graduated from Goodridge High School in 1963.

Rick went to the Army for two years. Upon returning from his Army duty, he lived in Thief River Falls for a short time.

He left to live in Minneapolis MN where he attended Minneapolis Business School receiving an Accounting/CPA Degree. He married Patricia (nee Hoard), lived in Bloomington MN, and had three children: Janelle Johnson, Melissa (Mike) Roth, and Robert (Jennifer) Johnson. He had four grandchildren: Alex, Kyler, Riley, and Hayden.

He was always very insightful. While growing up, his children often thought that he may have had a touch of ESP because he always seemed to know when they were up to something.

He met Brenda Johnson and they were married in 2004. Rick added two stepchildren Angie Johnson and Craig (Loren) Johnson and then added four more step-grandchildren: Hunter, Khloei, Coltin, and Rhone.

He and Brenda lived on Little Pelican Lake in Pequot Lakes MN where Rick enjoyed doing things outdoors. He enjoyed hunting with his son, cousins, and friends, and family in Grygla MN. He also loved cruising and fishing on the lake with his family. He often baited more hooks and released fish than caught any on his own but loved spending the time with his family.

He loved his family and being with his grandchildren. Rick will be greatly missed by his family but left many wonderful memories for his family to remember and share for a long time.

Rick was a member of the National Society of Certified Public Accountants and The Shriners. He worked as the Treasurer for the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club.

Survived by wife Brenda, children; Janelle Johnson, Melissa (Mike) Roth and Robert (Jennifer) Johnson, four grandchildren; Alex, Kyler, Riley, and Hayden, two stepchildren; Angie Johnson and Craig (Loren) Johnson, four step-grandchildren; Hunter, Khloei, Coltin and Rhone, sister Naomi (Earl) Jacobson and first wife Patricia Johnson (nee Hoard), nieces Gwendolyn (Scott) Larson, Lorelei (Daron) Schreier, great-niece and nephew, as well as numerous cousins from Grygla, MN and in-laws and families throughout the US.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Elizabeth Larson (nee Johnson).