Tracy Allen Johnson, age 42, of Isanti passed away October 16, 2007 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 21st at Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel with Rev. Paul Reynolds officiating. A visitation will be held from 5 – 8 P.M. on Saturday, October 20th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel. Interment will be in East Bradford Cemetery.
Tracy A. Johnson was taken home to be with his heavenly father on October 16, 2007 at the age of 42.
Tracy spent most of his life living in Isanti County. He grew up by Lake Francis and when he was a teenager he owned his own lawn mowing business. He was a Sunday School teacher at Lake Francis Sunday School and Chapel. Tracy was a self taught musician. He sang and played guitar for many congregations in the Isanti County area.
Tracy worked as a factory worker until 1991 when he started to have lung problems from C.O.P.D. On May 29, 1997 Tracy went through a Lung Lateral Transplant. After his recovery he became a volunteer for Head Start and a driver for the Isanti Dining site. Tracy also volunteered at Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge. He helped with Monday church services and sang for funeral services at Grandview as well as at funerals through out the community.
Tracy was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, 16 uncles, 8 aunts, and by 1 brother-in-law William Garrison of Klemme, Iowa. He is survived by his parents, Arthur M. and June Johnson of Isanti; sister, Lona Garrison of Klemme, Iowa and her family, Michael (Melissa) Johnson of Clear Lake, Iowa, Allan Bates of Klemme, Iowa, Matthew Johnson of Klemme, Iowa, Kasha Garrison of Klemme, Iowa, Richard (Amy) Bates of Alexander, Iowa, Amanda Bates and fiancé Rusty of Forest Lake and Chris Lamfers of Belmond, Iowa; sister, Denise (Dee) Johnson and her children, Bret, Corey and Ryker of Isanti; 4 great-nieces, Abigail, Caitlin, Madison and Makayla; 1 great nephew, Tristen; 10 aunts; 4 uncles; and by many other cousins, family; special friends, Helen Remers and Glenda Reynolds and other friends.
Tracy was a wonderful person who touched many people’s lives and will be truly missed.
Terry Lind says
I come to know Tracy when my mom, Eleanor Mick, was his neighbor at at Meadow Edge apartment in Isanti. I will always remember what a good friend he was to her.
I continued to run into Tracy for many years after Eleanor passed away. He was always positive about the future and Would not let anything discourage him from knowing that there were better days ahead. He was a blessing to all who knew him. He will be missed!!
Patty Zimmerman says
I met Tracy when we were both drivers for Senior Dining. He was always very pleasant when we would meet up at SAC’S on Monday’s and Wed. I know he will be terribly missed by his friends at Isanti Senior Dining. My condolances to his family. Patty Zimmerman