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In Memoriam: Larry Johnson (Oct. 22, 1954 – May 12, 2023)

Larry Johnson, 68, of Idanha, died May 12, 2023. 

Larry was born Oct. 22, 1954 in Portland. He was a resident of the Detroit/Idanha area, where he met his wife, Robyn. They had three children. Larry worked at Columbia Helicopters, several mills in the Canyon and owned his own construction business, working throughout Detroit. He also worked as a logger.

When Larry wasn’t working, he was planning a fishing or hunting trip, or playing with his grandkids. 

Larry is survived by his wife, Robyn; children Tyson Johnson, Lauren Johnson and Cale Johnson; sisters, Vicki Johnson, Debbie Smith and Patti Shepard; brother, Mark Skelly; and eight grandchildren. 

A memorial barbecue will be held at his home in Idanha on Aug. 5, 2023. 

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