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Dr. T.J. Johnson

September 1, 1982 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 38)

Obituary

Memorial services for Dr. T.J. Johnson, 38, of Groton will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 17th at the Groton High School Arena.  Rev. Brandon Dunham will officiate.  Arrangements are under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.

The service will be broadcast live on GDILIVE.COM and will also be broadcast on GDIRADIO at 89.3 FM, available within 1 mile of Groton.

T.J. passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at his home. 

Taylor Jay Johnson was born on September 1, 1982 in Tracy, Minnesota to Jay and Linda (Friske) Johnson.  He attended school in Groton and from a very early age developed a love for the outdoors and sports of all kinds.  He played hockey as a first grader with fellow friends from Groton and coincidentally visited the chiropractor for the first time that same year.  He knew from that moment on that was what he was going to do when he grew up.  As the years passed, T.J. excelled in athletics, playing football, basketball, baseball and running track.  Following his graduation from Groton High School in 2001, he continued his education at Northern State University where he played collegiate football and served as Co-Captain.  After earning his Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology he continued on at Northwestern School of Science in Bloomington, Minnesota where he earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic.  On August 30, 2014, he was united in marriage with Samantha Oeltjen in Lowry Township, Minnesota.  Together, the couple made their home in Aberdeen, later moving to the family farm site, and were blessed with two sons.  T.J. purchased Dr. Tom Ivey’s Chiropractic business and re-named it Living Life Chiropractic. 

T.J. enjoyed spending time outside, sports of all kinds, hunting and fishing.  He was active in several clubs, including the Sertoma Club, Chiropractors Association, Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s, where he had served as President and Ducks Unlimited. 

Grateful for having shared in his life is his wife, Samantha, their sons, Titan and Gauge, his parents, Jay & Linda Johnson of Groton, his brother, J.R. (Paula) Johnson and nephews, Ryder & Asher all of Groton, maternal grandfather, Robert Friske of Aberdeen, parents-in-law, Lawrence & Jeanne Hvezda of Lowary, MN, sister-in-laws, Melissa (Coleman) Scott of Oceanside, CA, Heather (Aaron) Zabel of Eden Prairie, MN and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his paternal and maternal grandparents.                 

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