Andrew “Andy” Ted Johnson, 30

Andrew “Andy” Ted Johnson, 30, of Osage, MN died on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
   Andy Johnson was born on August 31, 1981 to Ted and Lori (Lindstrom) Johnson in Grand Forks, ND.   Andy had severe congenital heart defects which required surgery when he was just 6 days old.
   Andy spent his early years growing up in Hallock, Minnesota.  He loved Hallock and the people there dearly.  In 1995, he and his family moved to the Park Rapids/Osage area where he attended school and graduated in 2000.  Andy lived at Heartland Homes in Park Rapids for the past eight years.  He was very happy there and had excellent care.  He worked at the Hubbard County DAC since 2000.
   Andy was an ardent sports fan.  He loved all sports and every team.  He had a fantastic memory for coaches’ names, players’ names and statistics.  He loved car races and was a devoted Nascar Fan; Dale Earnhardt Jr. was his favorite.  He enjoyed fishing year-round with his dad and cousins, and loved spending time with his family.  He loved to travel, and visited many places, including California, Florida, Georgia, Chicago, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, Disneyland, the Bahamas, and everywhere in between.  Andy was also an avid movie fan. He went to the theater almost every week and had a collection of at least 500 videos and DVDs.
   Andy was a confirmed member of Calvary Lutheran Church.  His faith was very important to him.
   Andy had a very easy-going personality and an infectious laugh.  He touched the hearts of so many people, and will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
   Andy is survived by his parents- Ted and Lori Johnson of Osage, MN; sisters – Jaimee (Kevin) Frank of Yorkville, Ill; Alissa (Anthony)Gianfortone of Waverly Hall, GA; Grandmother- Marian Johnson of Karlstad, MN; niece and nephews- Zoe and  Max Frank, Aiden and NoahGianfortone; aunts and uncles- Jim & Virginia Johnson, Terry & Gail Johnson, Barb & Matt Berg, Jeff & Peggy Lindstrom, Robert & Pat Lindstrom,  Diane & Paul Ditmanson, many cousins and relatives and was a friend to all who met him.
   Andy was preceded in death by his grandfather Harold Johnson, grandparents; Morris and Marcelyn Lindstrom and his uncle Tom Johnson.
   Funeral services will be Saturday, September 10, 2011 – 1:00 PM at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids, Minnesota.  Pastor Stephen Norby is the Officiant.  The visitation will be on Friday, September 9, 2011 from 5 – 7 PM with a service and sharing time at 6:00 PM at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Park Rapids, Minnesota.  Roz Pederson is the organist.  The congregational hymns are; “Jesus Loves Me”, “Borning Cry”,  “I Come To The Garden” and “Children Of The Heavenly Father”.   Honorary Pallbearers are Norman Larson, Willie Klotz, Bill Simpson and Jerry Kimball.  The Active Pallbearers are Terry Johnson, Matt Berg, Kevin Frank, Mike Johnson, Nathan Lindstrom and Jason Johnson.
   Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids are making the arrangements.  Leave online condolences at wwwceasefuneralhome.com.  For more information call 732-7264.

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