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Raymond "Ray J" Jay Johnson

Raymond "Ray J" Jay Johnson

Raymond "Ray J" Jay Johnson, age 63, of Cloquet, died peacefully while in the care of hospice at Chris Jensen on June 19, 2017. He was born on July 29, 1953 in Cloquet to Raymond and Charlyne Johnson.

Ray J worked several years for the Potlatch Paper Mill in the Finishing Department. He spent many of his years residing at Big Lake in Cloquet where he enjoyed entertaining the company of family and friends during the summer season. Ray J especially loved to fish, golf, laughing and having fun with family and friends.

Ray J was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Johnson; step-father, Clifford Dahl; brother, William Johnson; and nephew Anthony Johnson. He is survived by his mother, Charlyne Dahl of Cloquet; brothers, Marshall (Mary Ann) Johnson of Cloquet, Steven (Carol) Johnson of St. Louis Park, MN, Thomas Johnson of Cloquet, Robert (Anastasia) Johnson of Duluth and James Johnson of Tomball, TX; in addition to several nieces and a nephew.

The family will hold private services in his memory on Friday, June 23rd. To leave online condolence, visit