In Memory of Michael Leon Johnson

It is amazing how word travels through social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Unfortunately I learned of Michael’s death on Facebook through a mutual friend.

I wanted to take this time to share some of my thoughts and how I knew Michael Johnson.

His death is a tragedy and very sad for a man to die at the young age of 57. I first met Michael when I was in the 9th grade and went out for the Duluth East freshman football team. Coach Johnson was a great coach. Not only did he know how to get the most out of us, we all know how much he cared for all of us. Thankfully as each year passed Coach Johnson continued to move up with my class too. Coach Johnson was by far one of my favorite high school coaches. I am very sad for his family. His memorial service is on Monday July 1 at 11 AM at the Vineyard Church. My guess with all the lives Coach Johnson touched the service will be well attended. We will miss you coach.

I have attached his obituary from the Duluth News Tribune.

Michael Leon Johnson

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Eddie Bashaw

Living in Duluth, Minnesota and I love writing about it.