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Richard John Johnson

March 14, 1949 — July 24, 2023

Plainwell, MI

Richard “Dick” Johnson, age 74 of Plainwell, MI, and formerly of Duluth, MN, passed away unexpectedly on July 24, 2023, in Cloquet, MN. He was born on March 14, 1949, to parents Elmer & Alta (Bennett) Johnson. Dick graduated from Duluth Denfeld High School in 1968 and continued his education at University of Minnesota – Duluth. Dick married Debra Thompson and together they raised their family in the Kalamazoo, MI area where they owned and operated Godfather’s Pizza.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Debra; children, Jody (Rick) Turek, Julie (Jerry) Atkinson, Branden (Rachel) Johnson, and Jenna Johnson; grandchildren, Will, Cody, Bobby, Annika, Henrik and Svea; siblings, Barbara (Rick) Kolu, Darilyn (Dan) Ronn, Bev Johnson, and Marlene (David) Kettula; In-laws, Tammi (Troy) Scandin, Anthony (Windy) Thompson; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial tributes be directed to Richard Johnson's Funeral Fund to assist with expenses. You can do so via Jody Turek. Venmo @JodyTurek, last 4 digits 6090 or Zelle johnsonturek@yahoo.com.

A Social Hour will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a Service and Tribute starting at 2:00 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo Academy 1 Room, 3600 Old Cork St., Kalamazoo, WI 49001 on Sunday, September 3, 2023.

Please  RSVP to Jody Turek at johnsonturek@yahoo.com

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