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In Memory of

Lawrence Merle Johnson

October 17, 1968 - June 11, 2017

Obituary


Lawrence "Butch" Merle Johnson, 48, of Alborn passed away peacefully in his sleep due to a sudden heart attack on Sunday, June 11, 2017. He was born on October 17, 1968 to Loren and Joan Johnson in Duluth.

Butch graduated from Hermantown High School, class of 1987, and from UMD with his Masters in Environmental Health and Safety in May 2017. He married the love of his life, Kerry Meek on July 2, 2005 at the Cathedral of Our Lady in Duluth.

He spent most of his life at Maple Leaf...

Lawrence "Butch" Merle Johnson, 48, of Alborn passed away peacefully in his sleep due to a sudden heart attack on Sunday, June 11, 2017. He was born on October 17, 1968 to Loren and Joan Johnson in Duluth.

Butch graduated from Hermantown High School, class of 1987, and from UMD with his Masters in Environmental Health and Safety in May 2017. He married the love of his life, Kerry Meek on July 2, 2005 at the Cathedral of Our Lady in Duluth.

He spent most of his life at Maple Leaf Lake where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, waterskiing, and tinkering around the property with projects. Butch was a wonderful father and especially loved spending time with his daughters on the lake. He was also a licensed pyrotechnician and enjoyed putting on various fireworks displays for other communities. He was also was a season ticket holder for the UMD Bulldogs Mens Hockey. Butch most recently was working for MacNeil Enviromental. He also worked for several other companies before finishing school, which included: Mining Resources, ICO, and UMD as a student worker in the Facilities Management.

Butch was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church and the Elks Club. He volunteered as a first responder for Meadowlands Ambulance and Alborn Fire Department.

He will be remembered by his long-lasting conversations, endless questions, and random knowledge. We will always miss his "one more thing".

He was preceded in death by his father, Loren Johnson.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 11 years, Kerry Johnson of Alborn; daughters, Sophie Rose (11) and Lily Elise (9); mother, Joan; siblings, Lori Johnson, Linda ( Chuck) Gange and family, Lisa Belflower and family, Lance Johnson and family, and Leonard (Melanie) Johnson and family; mother and father-in-law, John (Linda) Meek; sister-in-laws, Tracy (Lee) Jacobs, and Crystal (Chad) Nicolai; and four special nieces, Nora and Nina Jacobs, and Elizabeth and Lydia Nicolai.

Visitation: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N 56th Ave. West, Duluth. The visitation will continue from 10:00 until the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service Friday June 16, 2017 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 5779 Seville Road, Hermantown. Interment will be in Oneota Cemetery. Please leave a memory of Butch or words of support for the family at www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com .