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Kenneth Steven Johnson, Jr.

06/18/1959 - 03/14/2019

Kenneth S. Johnson, Jr., 59, of Eveleth, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Essentia Health Virginia. A celebration of life in Ken’s honor will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Memory Lane Café in Gilbert from 3:00-6:00 pm. Come share your memories and fun times about Ken with family and friends. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Kenneth Steven Johnson, Jr. was born June 18, 1959 in International Falls to Kenneth, Sr. Johnson and Helen Guentzel. Ken loved fishing, the Minnesota Twins and the Wild. He loved renting the newest of movies and spending time with his lifelong friends.

The family thanks the excellent care Ken received from Hospice, his nurses and doctors.

He is survived by son, Brian Rich of Virginia; sisters, Pamela Messenger of Iron, Tammy (Rodger) Smith of Gilbert, Dawn (John) Fulciniti of Moorcraft, WY, and Dianna (David) Frechette of Grand Rapids; brother, Dale Guentzel, Jr. (Nina) of GA; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Darcie Guentzel.

4 thoughts on “Kenneth Steven Johnson, Jr.”

  1. Tammy Smith says:

    You will be forever missed Bro. I love you. Rest easy now. Your no longer in pain.

  2. Mona Pittman says:

    Eternal peace my friend, you will be missed. Thank you for many memories.

  3. Brian Rich says:

    Goodbye my friend. You will be missed. When I first came up north, you were there. You taught me almost all I know about fishing, especially a slip through bobber and catching a northern. Will never forget you catching that massive northern on a very chilly October day , in a boat on Bailey’s Lake. I will never forget you. Sorry you slipped away without me knowing you were leaving. I love ya Kenny J.

  4. Holly Horstmann says:

    I am writing to express my sincere condolences to the friends and family for the loss of your loved one. I didn’t know Kenneth but can see from the comments that he was a wonderful man and was very loved. The Bible says at Revelation 21:4 he will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more. Romans 15:4 tells us that he gave us the Bible for our comfort that we might have hope and be able to endure.

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03/30/2019 at
Memory Lane Cafe, Broadway, Gilbert, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm