Tim Johnson - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

January 10, 1945 - January 10, 2024

Timothy L. Johnson

Age 79 of Richfield passed away on his birthday, January 10, 2024. Survived by his wife and best friend of 52 years, Susan; son, Casey (Sara); daughter Wendy (Jeff) Ahern; and grandchildren Ben (20), Natalie (20), Easton (19), Sam (18), Kate (16), and Allie (16).

Tim did not talk about it, but he was a proud Veteran of the United States Army. He was drafted and in Army Intelligence during Vietnam. Tim was a proud member of the Richfield Police Department for 27 years, retiring in 2000. After retirement he spent his summers fishing, golfing and enjoying friends at their “little house”, at Bowen’s Lodge on Lake Winnibigoshish. Winter months were spent at their condo rental in Panama City Beach, FL. Tim loved his time there and spent countless hours walking the beach collecting shells, being on the golf course, and enjoying their condo family. He was a devoted husband, a great dad, but his favorite title was “Grandpa Tim”. His greatest joy was being present and a part of his grandkids lives. Most days you would find “Grandpa Tim” at a hockey rink, a football field or a snowboard hill, because if they were there he was going to be there supporting them.

Tim was not always one to show it. He cherished family and the close friendships he had. If you were lucky enough to be loved by him, you certainly knew it.

In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to a charity of the family’s choice.


  1. Barb Stepnes says:

    So sorry to hear about Tim’s death. I think back to the fun times we had with sports and other activities with Wendy and Sarah and Megan. Tim was such a big supporter of all things Richfield. He will be truly missed. Thinking of you Sue and praying for you and your family. Barb and Jim Stepnes

  2. Carol & Chuck Beck says:

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Tim was a true Richfield legend! We will all cherish the memories we have him. of strength for you Sue and your family.
    Chuck & Carol Beck

  3. Dick and Patty Hughes says:

    Our condolences to the Johnson family. It has been a difficult year for you all. Many good memories to reflect on including – many softball games, Saturday morning breakfasts at the VFW, and ending up spending the winter months in Panama City Beach close to you. Tim was very proud of his entire family especially the Grandkids. He was a great friend and will be missed. We will smile when we think of TJ. May all your memories bring you comfort. Dick and Patty Hughes

  4. Tom and Sandy DeSantis says:

    So very sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. The times we spent together at PCB will be be cherished for a lifetime. Thank you Tim for your friendship. Our sincerest condolences to Sue and family during this difficult time. Tom and Sandy DeSantis.

  5. Kristin Nelson Ness says:

    I have such fun memories of Knox Ave and Tim was a big part of them. As teenagers, we knew who to call when we got caught T.P.ing. a friend’s house. Tim was a great police “connection”- and would usually come with a life lesson. So many great times-babysitting Casey and Wendy, watching the kids grow through sports, neighborhood shenanigans, and so many laughs. When I think of Tim, I think of a father like figure who was there for a hug when needed and was one of my favorite neighbors. Thank you for being a big part of my growing up years. Sue and kids- keep those memories close, talk about your dad always, and know I understand the deep pain of losing a dad. Love you. -Kristin

  6. Wendy says:

    Peace, Tim, and love to Sue, Casey and Wendy. Love you all.

  7. Mary Kay Wyckoff-Harcus says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. He was always a great supporter of Richfiled kids. So wonderful that he had time to spend with family and the great love generated.

  8. Dick kath says:

    I met Tim as freshman in college and he has been a lifelong friend. I am in South America, I will do my best to see if I can return in time to honor his memory.

  9. Phil & Karen Sigfrinius says:

    So sorry for your loss, Tim was a wonderful man. All of us at BowenTown RV Park will miss him tremendously! We all loved him ❤️ REST IN PEACE TIM

  10. Barry Fritz says:

    My condolences to the Johnson family. I worked with Tim for 24 years and considered him a great friend and colleague. He was a great guy that loved his family dearly. Rest in peace, good friend.

  11. Larry and Annette Lotzer says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Sue and family upon the loss of Tim. We had the pleasure of renting next to Tim and Sue several winters in PCB Fla and loved celebrating bday’s, fish fry’s and Valentine meals.. Golfing with Tim and Sue was always a great time. And always enjoyed poker with Tim. And Tim was in our 1981 wedding party. A lot of history!
    While working with Tim as police officers for over 25 years I saw what a kind and compassionate heart Tim had both on and off the job. Our hearts dearly miss him.
    Annette & Larry

  12. Eric and Heather Peterson says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will surely miss him. He was like a grandpa to all the kids at Winnie. He would always make time for conversation, unless the Twins were on or there was a hot bite. We are all thinking of you during this difficult time.

  13. Don & Linda McGee says:

    Susan and family,
    We are very sad to hear of Tim’s passing. The short time that we known him through our winters at PCB we knew that he was a very special person and a man of great character and integrity. His love for his wife, family and grandchildren were on constant display. He will be missed and will have a special place in our hearts.
    Our love and prayers are with you Susan and your family
    Don and Linda McGee

  14. Mike and Cathie Koob says:

    Sergeant Tim sat on my hiring oral interview panel in 1986 for a police officer position and gave me a chance. He took me under his wing and mentored me. He was one of the biggest influencers in my life.
    Thank You Sgt. Tim, and God Bless his family for sharing him!

  15. Pam Murray says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing . He was a very special man and we enjoyed our time with him in Panama City Beach .
    Norm and Pam (from Nova Scotia )

  16. Christine Evans says:

    We just heard about Tim’s passing. We’re so sorry. My kids loved and respected him so much, he was such a kind man and neighbor. All our love to you, Sue, and Wendy and Casey. You’re in our prayers.

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