Rodney M. “Foot” Johnson, age 69, died on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family that he loved so much. He was born Oct. 30, 1950 to Raymond and Elaine Johnson of Frederic, Wisconsin.
He graduated from Frederic High School in 1968. He was drafted into the US Army in 1970 and was stationed in Korea where he was a heavy equipment operator. This began his love for spicy food and Kimchi. If it made his forehead sweat, then it was hot enough. He loved the outdoors. Logging and working for the Clam Lake PRD were two jobs that he loved.
He married the love of his life, Cindy Peterson of Siren in July, 1974. Siren became their home where they raised two daughters, Amy and Marci.
Foot will be remembered as a great deer hunter, fisherman, and an awesome cook. He made sure his grandchildren also loved the outdoors. His humor kept us smiling. He always had some great one liners.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ronald Johnson. He leaves behind his wife, Cindy, of 46 years, daughters, Amy (Travis) Thiex, Marci (Shawn) Fohrenkamm, grandchildren, Tate Fohrenkamm, Casey Goranson, Madison Thiex and Derek Thiex, sister Sandy (Bryon) Teske of Clear Lake, sister-in-law Betty Johnson of Siren, nieces Allie Benson, Ann Lindahl, Donna Campeau, nephew Jason Teske and many great nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. He was an avid Packer fan. In his last days he said, “Looks like another one is going to tip over without seeing the Vikings win a Super Bowl!” We will miss his great stories, advice and those famous one liners!
The Visitation will be Aug. 20, 2020 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home Siren. Graveside Service will be held at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.swedberg-taylor.com .
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 at Little Mexico in Siren starting at 4 p.m.