Johnson, Spencer Perry

Johnson, Spencer Perry

July 7, 1981 – April 3, 2016
Spencer accepted God’s grace on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the age of 34 following a courageous battle with pain pill and heroin addiction. He loved life and was compassionate and caring especially with those suffering from the disease of alcohol and drug addiction. He adored nature and spent hours hunting for agates and giant puffballs with his son, and watching the stars and northern lights at night. He is survived by his parents, Ann Perry and Dean Johnson; sister, Shelley Johnson; beloved son, Ayden; former partner and Ayden’s mother Jamie Weckwerth; grandmother, Nancy Perry and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Spencer was a 2000 Wayzata High School graduate and attended the University of Minnesota. He played numerous sports throughout his life and followed the Vikings, Twins, Gophers and the Wild. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 10:00 am at Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd East, Wayzata, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to New Heights Sober Living or other recovery service of your choice. (Published in the Star Tribune on April 9, 2016)