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Charles Johnson

Dec. 1, 1978-June 30, 2008

Charles R. "Chuck" Johnson, 29, of Detroit Lakes, died peacefully on Monday, June 30, 2008 at his home.

Charles Rodney Johnson was born to Paula (Hamm) Burnham and Rodney Johnson on Dec. 1, 1978 in Rochester, Minn. He grew up in Minnesota and earned his diploma from Park Rapids High School in 1998. After high school, Chuck resided in Moorhead for a short time before returning to the Detroit Lakes area. Chuck lived at New Horizons in Frazee and after a few years, he ventured out on his own. At the time of his death he resided at Park Manor in Detroit Lakes.

One of Chuck's many passions in life was bowling. He was also a huge sports fanatic. Chuck especially enjoyed wrestling. (He may still be arguing beyond the Pearly Gates, that it is real!) He also enjoyed deer hunting with his brother, Joe. He may never have gotten his deer, but it was the time that they would spend together that mattered the most. He was a wonderful brother-in-law. But most of all, Chuck shared an irreplaceable bond with his only brother, Joe.

He will be greatly missed by his many friends and family members, which include his mother, Paula and stepfather, Tim Hamm of Grand Rapids, Minn.; brother, Joseph (Mandy) Johnson of Frazee; grandmother, Betty Jean Burnham of Lake City, Minn.; one niece and one nephew; aunts and uncles; many cousins; and many friends.

Preceding Chuck in death were his Grandma and Grandpa Johnson; Grandpa Burnham; and great-grandmother Atkinson.

Visitation was to be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, continuing fore one hour prior to services on Thursday.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.