Scott G. Johnson, age 24 of Glenwood, MN, died Sunday, May 23, 2021 as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 1st, at Glenwood Lutheran Church with Rev. Krista Lee officiating. Visitation will be Monday, May 31st, from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home in Glenwood and will resume on Tuesday at the church, one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.
Scott Gerald Johnson, son of Terry and Bobbi Jo (Holten) Johnson, was born on March 13, 1997 in Starbuck, MN. Scott was baptized at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck, MN on April 20, 1997. He was confirmed at Glenwood Lutheran Church on September 30, 2012. In 2015, Scott graduated from Minnewaska High School. He was employed at the GrandStay Hotel in Glenwood.
Growing up, Scott enjoyed playing soccer, pole vaulting, and playing his trumpet. He loved dogs and always had at least one. In the summer, he loved spending time in Park Rapids at the lake with Grandma and Grandpa Johnson. He was in Long Lake all day long! He also enjoyed playing at Grandma and Grandpa Holten’s. He would help grandma Holten make lefse and help grandpa Holten with his lawn mower. In the winter, he was on his snowmobile. He would even drive it to school. Scotty looked up to his older cousins and he always looked forward to spending time with his younger cousins.
In his 24 years, he lived life to the fullest. He really loved adventure and was blessed to be able to go on several special family trips over the years. In the Great Smoky Mountains he went cliff diving; in Aruba and the Cayman Islands he spent hours in the ocean chasing fish and doing flips off the rocks into the sea. In St. Lucia, Scott went zip lining and wakeboarding. Recently, in Florida, he went parasailing with his sister, Kelsey. Scott and Kelsey were best friends. He protected Kelsey throughout her life. Now he will watch over her from heaven.
On July 28, 2018, Scott and the love of his life, Katie Lynn Anderson, welcomed daughter Addy Jo. Scott loved being a daddy. He shared his love of adventure with Addy, taking her for four-wheeler rides, walks in the woods, swimming, and teaching her how to ride her scooter. On stroller rides to Pelican Lake, Scott didn’t stop at the water. The stroller, Addy, and Scott would all go straight into the lake, with Addy giggling all the way. Scott was blessed to have Katie beside him for eight years. He loved teasing her and making her laugh. Scott loved working on vehicles of any kind, especially motorcycles. He bought Addy her own yellow tool box so she could help him fix his cars and bikes.
On January 15, 2020, Scott and Katie became parents again to baby Johnathon who was called to heaven before he was born. Scott and Johnathon will be together forever now.
Scott will be remembered for his sense of humor, his quick wit, his willingness to help others, his loving and caring nature, those big blue eyes, his wild hair, his tattoos, his love of family and friends, his hugs, and his big heart.
Scott’s family finds peace knowing Scott has his arms around his baby boy. He is at peace now. Free from the troubles and pain that weighed him down, and resting in the arms of Jesus.
Until we all meet again, Scotty Boy...
Scott is survived by his parents, Terry and Bobbi Jo Johnson of Glenwood; his daughter, Adalynn Jo Johnson, at home; his sister, Kelsey Johnson of Tampa, Florida; and the love of his life, Katie Lynn Anderson of Glenwood; his grandparents, Gerald and Joann Holten of Starbuck, and his grandma, Shirley Johnson of Park Rapids; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Johnathon Thomas-Gerald Johnson; and his grandpa, Gerald Johnson.
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