Nathan Paul Johnson

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, February 23, 1965
Date of Death:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Age:
52 years old

Visitation

Date: Saturday April 08, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday April 08, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester Minnesota at a later date

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, February 23, 1965
Date of Death:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Age:
52 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, February 23, 1965
Date of Death:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Age:
52 years old

Nathan Paul Johnson

Nathan Paul Johnson, 52, formerly of Rochester, died at his home in Myrtle Beach S.C. on March 28, 2017.
Nathan Paul Johnson was born February 23, 1965 in Rochester to Paul and Mary Ann Johnson. He attended school in Rochester and graduated from Mayo High School in 1983. He was loved by his classmates where he was the Homecoming King his senior year. He played football there and at RCC and Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. He graduated college at Concordia with a BA in Business and wore his cobber ring with pride! He married Kathy Jensen, and they were blessed to bring two amazing children into the world together.
Nate was a visionary and started businesses like Venture Computer Systems and the Home Gallery. He also worked for the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce and started the Leadership program there. He came into his own working with SEMAR and was passionately involved in many community projects both in Rochester and Myrtle Beach, Miracle Field and Savannah’s Playground to name a few. He loved sports and supported the Rochester Honkers by being a host family to two players. He volunteered for the Dyslexia Institute of MN and often spoke and shared his lifelong struggles of dealing with dyslexia.
For the past three and a half years, he has lived in Myrtle Beach S.C. He worked for the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors as the VP Government Affairs Director. He was passionate for the real estate industry at the local, state, and national level. He made many friends and became a part of their family as soon as he set foot in the Myrtle Beach area.
Nate enjoyed his Minnesota roots when it came to sports. The Vikings, Twins and most recently he found a passion for watching the Wild. He really enjoyed the beach, the sun, and when family would come to visit. He loved life, people and sports but his most precious gifts were his two children, Mitchell and Mikaela
Survivors include, Mitchell, his son; Mikaela, his daughter, both from Rochester, and his loving pet companion Shea. Siblings, Lynette(Leon) Nerison of Wanamingo and Kevin(Carolyn) Johnson of Rochester; and his four nieces and nephews (Kelly, Jeff, Josh, and Taryn).
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann, his father, Paul, and twin sister, Heidi.
Memorial services will be at River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home (1105 12th Street SE Rochester, MN) at 1:00PM, Saturday April 8, with a visitation starting at 11 am, two hours prior. Rev. Tony Deach is officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.

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Dear Mitch, Mikaela and Kathy,


My deepest sympathy to you at this very difficult time in your lives, I am in shock and saddened by your sudden loss.


Your dad was a positive and genuine human being , he touched many lives and will be missed greatly. 


Mark St.Peter

When Nate came to SC from Minnesota and joined our GAD team it was an invaluable addition. He was so supportive and helpful. We shared our ideas often and I am so sad that has come to an end.


Prayers to his children and family-


Jocelyn Staigar
Hilton head Island, SC

I am still in shock as many others are as well. Nate was a wonderful man who I am blessed to have known and been able to call my friend. Monday night while attending the Twins home opener game I turned to my son and told him that Nate would have been jumping up and down at the plays by the Twins in the 7th inning...and I bet he was, only this time from heaven. I will miss his FB posts about the MN sports teams, sending pics of the wonderful Myrtle Beach weather while we are freezing with snow back here, miss his work posts about Myrtle Beach and what he was doing there and most of all I will miss his friendship, he always had time for his family and friends. My deepest sympathies to his kids and the rest of the family. RIP Nate.....


Tami Timbeross

My thoughts and prayers are with Nate's loved ones.  Rest in Peace, Nate.

Dear Mitch, Mikaela and family,


 


I was so sad to hear about Nate's passing. Nate and I were classmates at Mayo High and we connected years later on Facebook. He wrote me about you both and how proud he was of you. I would follow his posts about him watching MN sports. I always will remember Nate as kind, a great listener, a person who really connected with people, and a true gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. 

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Nate's passing. Nate and I spent many an hour talking about how to best serve our Associations. We spent time together in St. Louis in February discussing grants that we could write and bouncing ideas off each other. We worked together and shared information on frac sand mining in Minnesota and Wisconsin and how to best inform our members.


Nate was a good friend and trusted colleague and will be missed.

Dear Leon and Lynette and family,


We were so very sorry to hear about Nathan!  What a wonderful tribute to him in the obituary with all of his accomplishments!  No doubt he will be missed by old friends and colleagues in Rochester as well as his friends and colleagues in Myrtle Beach! Please know that others share in your loss.  The pain of loss lessens with time, but love and memories never fade.  Love and prayers to you and Nathan's whole family.


Dave and Ruthie Sjoblom

Our sincere sympathy from our entire family.  Nate and I shared many great in depth conversations over the years and we were blessed to call him a friend.


Dave Kinneberg 

Dear Kathy, Mitch and Mikaela,


I am so sorry for your sudden loss. I have known Nate for many years and he was a kind and incredible person. He is going to be missed by so many and I am praying for you all in this time of sorrow. 


Sincerely,


Kelly Calvert and Family 


 


 

Nate and I went to Kellogg Middle School and Mayo High School together. He was a very caring individual back then and continued to carry this on throughout his career. He had a zest for life that was contagious to everyone around him. He absolutely adored his family and his dog Shea. He touched many many lives over his life and I am forever grateful to have known him. The memories made over the years will be cherished forever and he will not be forgotten. God bless the entire Johnson family as they deal with his loss but apparently God needed a special angel at this time. RIP my friend!

Kathy, Mitch and Mikaela,


It seems as if we grew up together working at the Rochester Area Chamber!  Nate and your family were always welcoming and helpful as I learned to be a Minnesotan.  That's what I'll remember about Nate -- always willing to help, always with a twinkle and smile, and always a Minnesotan.  May God bless you as you remember those great memories you have. Nate loved life and his family and he gave all to both.  I could always count on him for a quip or a great answer to a question I had and he will be missed.  


Heart hugs, Jan

My deepest condolences to the Mitch, Mikaela and entire family.


I first knew Nate as an affiliate member of the SE MN Assn. of REALTORS when he was building a publication for REALTOR ads. He was friendly, generous and kind. When he lost his job I recruited him as our first Government Affairs Director, and taught him the job which he came to love. He was good at every new task and tackled everything with passion and enthusiasm. After I retired Nate went on to a great job with the Coastal Carolinas Assn. in Myrtle Beach, taking with him his love for his children,  the Twins, Vikings, Wild, his dog,  and all thing Minnesotan. He had recently received a national award for his work and was greatly admired by members and staff throughout the country.  Nate lived every day to its fullest! We will all remember his infectious grin and his great capacity to love. He will be missed! 

I am deeply saddened for your family-beyond saddened.  I go back with Nate's mom many years to when Nate was nominated homecoming King.  I am sure his amazing caring personality has carried through to his children.  We will be out of town on Saturday.  We send you our prayers.


Ray and Patricia Hart

Kathy, Mitch and Mikaela,


 


I am so sorry to learn about the sudden death of Nate. I knew Nate from his chamber of commerce and Rochester Area Realtors and Rochester Area Builders days. I remember him as a passionate employee who put everything into his work, a man who was very proud of his children and family. He and I were emailing days prior to his death, sharing memories of his careers in Rochester. He was very proud of his son and daughter, and had great stories of you both. 


I will be out of town on Saturday, but send my prayers for peace to you all.


 


Julie Timmerman