Bruce Johnson


Bruce Peder Johnson, age 60, unexpectedly passed away on April 10th in his home in Rochester Minnesota.

Bruce was born to Peder and Marcella on July 20th 1961 in Rochester, MN.

Bruce is survived by his children: Justin (Courtney) Johnson, Nathan (Jenna) Johnson, and Logan Johnson whom he had with his former wife, Stacy Peshon. Bruce is also survived by his mother Marcella Johnson of Rochester, Minnesota and his two brothers Mark Johnson of Rochester, Minnesota, father of Shane Johnson, and Todd (Barb) Johnson of Bessemer, Michigan, parents of Connor and Drew Johnson. Bruce was the grandfather of Justin’s daughter Lila and was looking forward to two more twin girls coming soon.

Bruce graduated from Mayo High School in 1979 and pursued his passion in the meat industry working for companies such as Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe, Rochester Meats, JNR, and others. Bruce was an avid golfer and fisherman who enjoyed frequent trips up north with his friends and family. He was a member of The Church of the Savior in Rochester, MN.

Bruce is preceded in Death by his father Peder Johnson.

The celebration of Bruce’s life will occur on Saturday, April 16th, 2022 at Rochester Cremation Services, 1605 Civic Center Drive NW, Rochester, with the visitation from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. and a memorial service held from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Father Nick Mezacapa will be officiating. After the service there will be food and refreshments. (catered by Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe)

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Bruce may be shared at

7 thoughts on “Bruce Johnson

  1. Bruce was a very sweet man. Very caring about people. He always had a smile on his face. I worked at Ye Olde Butcher for awhile and met him there. He could make you laugh. I am very glad to have known him . Rest In Peace. Prayers to his family

  2. Bruce (Brucie) what a joy it was to know you and be your friend. Although the time was short, it was a pleasure ! Keen love of family, You sharing your new grandbaby..and photos of your sons “they are nice looking like me, huh?” You smile lit up your eyes. The funniest thing in years…nearly sat us both on the floor laughing was watching you chase eggs…God mate….you’ll be missed. Sometimes the physical pain here…only the Heavens can abate. Always said a prayer for you and yours…this won’t change.

  3. I did not officially meet Logan’s dad, but in seeing his picture and that smile, I just know I have talked with him. Ye Olde Butcher shoppe has been a favorite store of mine. I am sure that is where I talked with this friendly man. I am sad that he had to leave this earth so early, but we all know that he left peacefully to his heavenly home. He will adore those grandchildren from above. Peace and prayers to his entire family.

  4. Oh Brucie,
    I’m very saddened by not only the fact of losing a very decent man an friend. You had been on my mind for a few weeks. I can’t believe I did call u.
    Hoping u know what a very special person u were.
    You were my life saver. I truly can’t imagine making it through my homeless time had h not helped me.
    I’m so mad at myself I should’ve kept in contact with u.
    Now u truly are an angel. I love u like a brother. Thank you my friend for being u. Thank you for being at my beckoned call.
    I will forever be grateful to you.
    Thinking of u an missing u✌

  5. Bruce it was good fun to work with you at the Butcher Shoppe, you all ways had a good story. I could never talk you into a bigger bike,

  6. Hey Stranger,
    I am so sad to hear of your death. I have such fond memories of the time we spent together. We had so much fun, so many memories. I’m happy to know you were a Grandpa! How lovely. You sure will be missed Bruce. I always loved you.

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