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Scott "Scottie" Johnson

Scott "Scottie" Johnson

Scott Maclaine Johnson was granted his angel wings on June 15, 2014, following a severe dairy allergic reaction. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Scott had touched in some small way throughout his short, yet very memorable life.

Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Evangelical Free Church, Bemidji with Pastor Fred Martin officiating. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Scott was born January 7th 1998, in Bemidji MN. He attended Lincoln Elementary, Bemidji Middle School, and Bemidji High School and was currently attending TrekNorth. He played football as a freshmen and sophomore. Was on the swim team his freshmen year and loved golfing and playing basketball with friends and family. He worked at Camp Rabideau for 2 summers, a CCC camp that was being restored. He learned leadership skills. He worked on solar panels, electrical, greenhouses and gardening. He was disappointed to find out that they had lost their funding for the program. He was currently working for Backwoods Bar and Grill as a cook. Scotts passion in life was to do anything outdoors. He loved fishing and hunting- always looking for the bigger fish. He insisted on following catch and release practices so the fish could get bigger and others could enjoy what he enjoyed. Scott was privileged to go to a local camp for 5 years. They had many activities and adventures that he enjoyed. He learned many good skills at Camp Thunderbird, which he loved to teach others. At camp he was competent enough to teach younger campers what they needed to know, where he often lead the expeditions. He was looking forward to being old enough to be a counselor and passing on his knowledge and stories. They are his family also.

Scott is survived by his loving parents Steve and Cindy Johnson, his brother Jacob Joy and sisters Jaris and Holley Johnson; grandparents, Mark & Mari Marion, Dennis & Charlene Carrigan, and Ron & Pam Johnson; great grandparents, Tes Marion and Eric & Alice Rantila; uncles, Mikal Marion, Tim Johnson, Mike Johnson, Tom (Carol) Johnson, Ryan (Ann) Johnson, Brandon (Ellie) Johnson; Aunts, Laura (Ryan) Kelly and Marsha Beneke-Johnson; and many cousins and extended family. He is preceded in death by grandfather, Charles Liljeblad.

Scotts life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile could melt the hearts of those around him. With Scotts passing we remind others that his life is one to be celebrated. We will miss him every day, especially his winning smiles. He will forever remain in our hearts. Through his teachings about life, we were able to create wonderful memories. One of his greatest joys was sharing with others what he had learned. His selfless gift of organ donation will allow Scott to live on through the lives of others.

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