James R. Johnson, 53 of Duluth died suddenly on May 5, 2020 at St. Luke’s. Jim was born April 23, 1967 in Ely to Hugo and Delores Johnson. He was raised in Soudan and Virginia and graduated from Mountain Iron-Buhl High School. He worked in customer service for CenturyLink and then at Good Will. Jim enjoyed Art, drawing; watching the Vikings and the UMD Bull Dogs; Jim enjoyed tinkering, NASCAR racing and being outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugo and Delores; brother, Greg; niece, Sheila and his brother -in-law Ed Tezak.
Jim is survived by his sisters, Linda Tezak, Cecelia (Peter) Prijatel and Jeri (John) Dickinson; girlfriend, Deb Dewey; nephews, Jim (Tracy) Tezak and John (Kim) Dickinson; nieces, Melisa and Jesica Prijatel; great nephews, Kaleb Dickinson and Easton Tezak; great niece, Mikaela Christenson; uncle, Tony Pecha; aunts, Rosemary Pecha and Margaret Pecha and numerous cousins.
Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E 2 nd St. Duluth, MN (218) 727-3555.