June 18, 1946 – Friday, November 29, 2013
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Lake, MN
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Red Lake Community Center in Red Lake, MN
Mon 12/2 & Tues 12/3
Beginning at 4:00 P.M.
Phillip B. Johns, June, 18, 1946 – November, 29, 2013 Journeyed to the Spirit World at The Red Lake Hospital.
He was born on June 18, 1946 in Red Lake, Minnesota the son of Frank Johns and Philomene Lajeunesse.
He graduated from Red Lake High School and he attended Vocational School where he graduated for carpentry.
He moved to Oakland, California for two years where he did factory work. Phillip then moved to Chicago and did factory work their and was also a part-time cab driver
He moved back to Red Lake where he built his own home.
Phillip worked for the Red Lake BIA for approximately thirty years.
He liked to hunt, fish, go to the Casino, and spend time with his grandchildren, he also had his own logging business for many years, he did a lot of contract work building homes for others. He also bought his own truck and moved trailer houses around the reservation for fellow Red Lake members.
He is survived by son: Frank Johns of Red Lake; daughters: Jessica Johns of Red Lake and Breanna Sayers of Red Lake; sisters; Mary Skinaway of Red Lake, Geraldine (Dutch) Brun of Red Lake and Anna Johns of Red Lake; brothers: Joseph Johns of Red Lake,Lawrence (judith) Lajeunesse of Red Lake and Arnald Lajeunesse of Bemidji; five grandchildren: Philomene, Jacob, Mya, Damon Johns and Mathew Dudley; two great grandchildren: Jordan and Janae Johns; numerous nieces and nephews.
Phillip was preceded in death by his wife: Rose (lala) Brun, a daughter: Colleen (coco) Johns, his parents: Frank and Philomene Johns, sisters: Susan Spears, Evelyn (Evie) Spears, Ramona Lajeunesse and Elizabeth Johns and by his brothers: Simon (Zeke) Johns, Walter Johns, and Edward James Johns.
Mass of Christian Burial for Phillip B. Johns will be held on Wednesday, December 4th at 1:00 P.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Lake. Father Jerry Rogers will be the Celebrant.
All night wakes will be held on Monday, December 2nd and Tuesday, December 3rd beginning at 4:00 p.m. at The Red Lake Community Center.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be Danny Hart, Matt Dudley, Gary Grimes, Jim Grimes Jr., Donnie Grimes, Virgil Skinaway Sr., Royce Graves, Quintin Johns, Jim Grimes Sr. and William “Billy” King.
Casket Bearers will be Brian Holthusen Sr., Brian Holthusen Jr., Donald Brun Jr., Mike Johns, Bruce Johns, Zach Johns, Frank Skinaway Sr., Virgil Skinaway Jr., Dennis Grimes and Jacob Johns.