Rodney M. Johnson, 71, Grand Rapids, died Sunday, January 12, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth.
Born August 11, 1948 in Duluth, he was the son of Melvin W. and Patricia A. (Brisk) Johnson. He grew up in the Proctor and Pike Lake areas and had been a resident of the Midway area of Grand Rapids since 1973. Rodney and Melissa Haburt were married on September 5, 1970 in Duluth. He had owned and operated Iron Range Redi Mix and Range Precon in Hibbing and had also worked for Duluth Redi Mix, Troumbly Brothers, and Schwartz Redi Mix. Rodney was a member of the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church of Coleraine, was a member of the D.A.V. and was a Navy Sea Bee during the Viet Nam War.
His parents and his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Alvin Lout preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Melissa; sons, Ryan and Bryan D. (LaNea) Johnson; and grandchildren, Ryan P., Hannah, Haleigh, Tyler, and Jacob.
Visitation will be 9:30 AM until the 11:00 AM funeral Mass on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Coleraine. There will be a time of fellowship and luncheon in the church social hall immediately following the service. Interment will be in the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery, Duluth.
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