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Richard Allan Johnson

February 7, 1946 ~ May 9, 2021 (age 75)

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Richard Johnson, age 75, of Brainerd, died on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Richard was born on February 7, 1946 in Minneapolis to Alf and Jenny (Berggren) Johnson. He was a wonderful father; his family was always his priority. His hobbies included fishing, golfing, biking, traveling, and hunting with one of his beloved golden retrievers. He will be remembered by his family for sharing these passions, passing down traditions, and offering sage advice.

He is survived by his significant other of 25 years, Dianne McMullen; children, Jill (Pat) Wyant, Jennifer (Dan Heins) Johnson and Katie (Nick) Thacker; grandchildren, Jake Wyant, Bailey and Tegan Hoff, and Henry and Hazel Thacker; brother, Ron (Sue) Johnson and his best friend, Frank Ball. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alf and Jenny Johnson.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at the Cragun’s Legacy Pavilion/Patio.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Brain Tumor Network (

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