Curtis P. Johnson, age 82 of Cushing passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at his residence with his family around him.
Curtis was born June 1, 1937 at the Grantsburg hospital to parents, Walter and Alvira (Martinson) Johnson.
Curtis graduated from St. Croix Falls high school in 1955.
Sept. 10, 1960 Curtis married Lynne Shoquist. Curtis and Lynne had a wonderful marriage and did everything together. They had a son, Danny Paul Johnson on Feb. 8, 1961 that was born prematurely and only lived eight hours. On Sept. 1, 1979 their daughter Teresa Marie Johnson was born. Teresa was Curtis’s world and best friend. They shared many adventures and fun times side by side.
Hunting was Curtis’s life. Especially bear hunting with his dogs. He acquired many lifelong friendships bear hunting the past 35 years.
Curtis will be remembered as a loving, giving man with a huge heart who was always willing to help anyone in need. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife, daughter and bear hunting family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Alvira; infant son Danny Paul in 1961; and father-in-law, Ted Shoquist.
He is survived by his wife, Lynne; daughter, Teresa (David) Holmdahl of Cushing; brother, Richard (Donna) Johnson of Cushing; grandchildren, Justin and Allie Holmdahl; nephews, Ricky (Pam) Johnson, Curtis (Nancy) Johnson and Chris (Clarissa) Johnson; niece, Debbie (Wes) Adams; mother-in-law, Bonnie Shoquist of Siren; sisters-in-law, Gloria Johnson and Sally Nelson; brother-in-law, Rusty and Rita Shoquist; special granddaughter, Kayce Martinson; and his second daughter, Sherri Johnson and her family, Jim, Emma, Evan and Ella.
A memorial will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Cushing with a visitation one hour before. Grandstrand Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.