Johnson, Darren Lee 56

Darren Lee Johnson age 56 of Rockford, passed away unexpectedly September 1st, 2020. Proceeded in death by his parents Charles and Bonnie Johnson. Survived by brothers, Jerod, Mark (Betty), Randy (Michele) along with aunts Grace Nelson and Adele Mumford as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Darren was born February 25, 1964 in Litchfield MN. He worked 27 years for the USDA as an inspector which had him living in Cherry Hill NJ, Austin MN, Oakland California and ultimately returning to Minnesota to finish his career in the Mankato district. Darren had recently decided to retire fully and start traveling the world. He had trips planned to New Jersey, Texas and California intending to reconnect with friends made during his many years of living outside of Minnesota. He also had a Caribbean Cruise planned showing little regard for the world of Covid! He had an infectious laugh and a sharp wit that will be dearly missed by those who had the pleasure. Darren will be interned with his parents in a private service at the Cokato Baptist Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at Cokato Baptist Church, Sunday October 4th from 1:30-4:00. Masks and social distancing will be required by all those in attendance. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to MN Teen Challenge in Darren’s name