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Kermit J. Johnson

April 20, 1938 ~ November 12, 2021 (age 83)

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Kermit Johnson, age 83, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Friday, November 12th, at Essentia Health Nursing Home in Fosston. There will be no services at this time. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at

Kermit Jerome Johnson was born on April 20, 1938, in Clearbrook, Minnesota to parents Ingbert and Nelma (Arneson) Johnson. He grew up in the Fosston and Bagley area and attended country school. He entered the United States Navy.

After receiving his discharge, Kermit pursued a career in music. He was a bass player for various bands, living in many different places throughout the country. Kermit moved to Fosston in the mid 1990s. He loved music and Kermit the Frog.

Survivors include his son, Jeff Johnson of Fosston; and daughters, Shannon (Neil) Patel of Wesley Chapel, FL and Patricia Dees; eight grandchildren, Alicia, Jessica, Anna, Jaxson, Austin, Crystal, Shannon, and Jessica; one great granddaughter, Demi Johnson; two brothers, James Johnson of Montana, and Wilmar Johnson of Arizona; and one sister, Iyelet (Daryl) Ohren of Fosston. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Troy Johnson and Jason List.

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