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Richard E. (Rich) Johnson, 61

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Richard E. 'Rich' Johnson, 61

Died July 10, 2013

Richard Eugene "Rich" Johnson, age 61, of Bakersfield, Calif., formerly of Hastings, died on Wednesday, July 10.

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Rich was born June 22, 1952, in Hastings, to Glenn and Evelyn (Rohr) Johnson. He was a graduate of Hastings High School, class of 1971, and served in the Navy and National Guard. He had worked in the construction field for many years and was recently a small business owner in Bakersfield.

Richard is survived by his four children, Pam (Josh) Johnson, Amy (Mike) Bauer, and Jeremy (Tara) Johnson, all of Hastings, and Misty (Chris) Wylie of Inver Grove Heights; eight grandchildren, Mitchell, Mason, Hudson, Ruby, Audrey, Cody, Logan, and Lily; 10 siblings, DuWayne (Penny) Johnson of Stockton, Calif., James Johnson of St. Paul Park, Dave (Suzi) Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz., Steven (Carol) Johnson of St. Paul Park, Barb (Gary) Odman of Hastings, Bruce (Diane) Johnson of Lakeville, Jeff Johnson of South St. Paul, Karen (Lenny) Wodcarzyk of Cottage Grove, Kevin (Molly) Johnson of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Terry Johnson of Tampa, Fla. Survivors also include many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and former wife Debra Blatz.

The visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Monday, July 29, at the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 E. Seventh St., Hastings. The graveside service, officiated by Rev. Kelli Weiss, will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, at Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com.

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