Richard "Dick" M. Johnson

April 12, 1938 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 81)


A public visitation for Dick Johnson of Roseau, MN will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 from 4-7 PM with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau.  A Celebration of his Life will be held in July of 2020 at the Oak Crest Golf Course in Roseau.  Interment will be at the Hope Cemetery in Roseau at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the "Walk To Remember" c/o Paula Peterson: 303b 9th Ave SE, Roseau, MN 56751.

Richard (Dick) M. Johnson passed away on December 22, 2019 surrounded by his family.

 Dick was born on April 12, 1938 to Gene and Inga (Holdahl) Johnson in Roseau, MN. Dick and Gail (Johnston) were married on June 28, 1957. They shared many wonderful times in their 61 years together.

 Dick helped anyone who needed and he enjoyed it a lot. He coached his beloved PeeWee hockey team for 40+ years, went door-to-door for the American Heart Association, and peeled many potatoes (for lefse) and the Four Season’s Center. Volunteering was not a word for Dick. He just said it was life and a great one.

 Dick is survived by daughter Deb; sisters Pat Benson, Barb (Dale) Nelson, brother Brian (Joy) Johnson; grandkids Abby (Ross) Michels, Holly (Erik) Johnson, Avery (Moriah) Novotny, Tyler (Tara) Johnson, Zach (Sarah) Johnson, Erin Doss-Johnson, Sara Doss-Johnson; great grandkids Ava, Lyvia, Shay, Liam and Clara.

 Dick was preceded in death by his parents; wife Gail; son Scott; granddaughter Jenny; and brother Don.

 Dick will be missed by so many. Dick moved into Roseau LifeCare Manor in 2016 due to Alzheimer’s disease. The LifeCare Manor staff became his extended family and our family. Thank you to every one of them for their commitment and care for him. He loved them! They called him “coach” more than Dick and we know he thought that was special.

 Blessed be his memory for being a many of compassion of children, family, friends and life.

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December 30, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Helgeson Funeral Home
1207 3rd St NE
Roseau, MN 56751

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