Senator Douglas Johnson

Senator Douglas Johnson “Doug” “Dougie”, age 80 of Tower, passed away peacefully on November 7th 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Irene; and brother, Robert. Doug is survived by wife, Denesse Johnson; children, Nicole Nelson and Alan Hoole; grandchildren, Brady (Andrew) Hernandez, Jenna Hoole and Barrett Walker; great grandson, Benjamin; sister-in-law, Judy; dear cousin Charlotte and her family; other loving relatives; and numerous friends.
Doug lived his life helping others, serving in the Minnesota legislature for 32 years. He had a love for the Iron Range and his family. He will be deeply missed.
Per Doug’s wishes, private family services are being held. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the charity of your choice in Doug’s name. Online condolences to