Rodney Jerome Johnson Sr., 34, of Longville, Minn., and Cass Lake, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008.
The funeral will be held 10 a.m. today at the Onigum Community Center in Onigum with the help of Steve Johnson, Vikki Howard, Colleen White and Ronald Johnson, the fire-keeper. Burial will be in the Old Agency Catholic Cemetery in Old Agency.
Dennis Funeral Home of Walker assisted the family with arrangements.
He attended school in Longville, Remer, Minn. He graduated from Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School in Bena, Minn. in 1992. He enjoyed powwows, listening to music, working on his art, playing cribbage and Yahtzee, watching movies, reading and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his special friend, Amanda Burnette; sons, Ethan of Cass Lake, Rodney Jr, Rodger and Jerrod of Longville; daughters, Lasondra of Cass Lake, Daizie of Longville and baby girl, Amarrod of Cass Lake; mother, Marlene Mitchell; sisters, Missy Johnson of Longville, Charlene (Chad) Mitchell and Jenna (Francis) Mitchell, both of Remer, andLucy (Terry) Mitchell of Longville; adopted brothers, Aaron Jackson of Longville, Ken Whitebird Jr. of Walker, Steven Johnson of Longville and Nate King of Bemidji; grandmother, Daisy Johnson of Longville, several nieces and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Thomas; father, Roger Smith; brother, Jerome Johnson; sister, Susie K. Allen; and son, Joseph.