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Osakis Public School to host benefit for the family of teacher Darwin Johnson

On behalf of his partnership with and contribution to the Osakis community, school leaders want to honor his legacy. Music is being provided by the Red Letter Band.

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OSAKIS — The Osakis Public School is hosting a benefit for the family of a beloved former teacher, Darwin Johnson, who died from cancer last fall.

Johnson, affectionately known by his students as “Senor,” taught Spanish at Osakis for 12 years. He also for a time taught Computers, an elementary school cultural diversity class, and directed the one act play, resolving to make an impact on as many students in the community as possible.

He was diagnosed with lymphoma in January 2021, and, after a courageous battle with it, he passed away in September at the age of 62. On behalf of his partnership with and contribution to the Osakis community, school leaders want to honor his legacy and bless his wife and four children, two of whom are still in high school.

The benefit will be held on Monday, May 30 in the Osakis Public School parking lot, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be food, activities and live music provided by the Red Letter Band. All donations and proceeds will go to Johnson’s family.

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