Kristopher Johnson, of Isanti, passed away on Sunday, August 29th, 2021 at his home. He was 42 years old.
Kristopher was born on December 13, 1978, in Cambridge MN. He grew up in Isanti with his parents and 2 siblings (Michael and Trisha). After High School, Kristopher remained in the Cambridge-Isanti area. It was also at this time that his daughter, Brittney Johnson, was born (1997). Kristopher remained in Isanti where he raised Brittney until she graduated high school and moved to St. Cloud to attend college. He was a doting, yet strict dad, to Brittney and was often heard referring to her as “buddy.” He was also an Uncle (Uncle Fer) to his niece Mackenzie and nephew, Zachary. He loved kids and was honored to be godfather to Mackenzie, Andrew and Abby. He often joked with Brittney questioning how these people trusted him to play the role of godfather to their children- “Don’t they know me?!” He was loved by an immeasurable amount of friends and found pure joy in helping anyone and everyone out.
In 2002, Kristopher began his first job with a local irrigation company. He eventually left that company to go work for Minnesota Irrigation. He worked his way through the irrigation positions beginning with the dirty work of digging holes, and eventually managing crews and designing home and commercial irrigation systems. He was a problem solver and loved numbers, so these roles suited him well. He was also well liked by his yearly customers (winterizing and startups.) Kristopher had many stories about sweet old ladies that would request “that nice young man” and send him home with freshly baked cookies. He enjoyed his work and still got in the trenches to dig holes when needed. He had recently accepted a promotion at work and was excited for that new endeavor.
Kristopher enjoyed fishing, four-wheeling, camping and hanging out with friends. You could often find him in the garage tinkering with a car or fixing up his boat or fish house. Brittney has fond memories of his excitement around the boat he remodeled. His love for his boat was fully recognized when he was found curled up asleep in it. In recent years, he had taken up Muskie fishing and already had a repertoire of success stories. However, the biggest fish he ever caught occurred when he was about 6 years old. His family was fishing on a remote lake in northern MN while on vacation. Up to this point, Kristopher had only been allowed to “bobber fish.” He incesively begged until he was allowed to try casting the “blue worm with hooks.” His first big cast sent the hook through his dad’s bottom lip. After his mom cut the hook and pulled it out of his dad’s lip, Kristopher was quickly demoted back to bobber fishing.
He is preceded in death by his parents Wayne and Marcia Johnson; grandparents, Howard and Shirley Scheller, and Lillian Johnson.
He is survived by daughter Brittney Johnson; sister Trish (Joel) Terhaar; brother Michael (Pam) Johnson; stepsiblings Bradley (Amanda) Hanson and Lachele (Craig) Puchalski; Niece, Mackenzie Terhaar; Nephew, Zachary Terhaar; Aunts and Uncles, Bev (Bernie) Brown, Kay (Neal) Robyn, Sharon Scheller and Linda Otto: Cousins Jacob, Thomas, Angela, Valerie, Nicholas, Matthew and Andrew.
Funeral Services 11AM, Friday, September 3, 2021 at Cambridge Lutheran Church. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
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