Brandon Corey Johnson


August 18, 2023

Brandon Corey Johnson

May 18, 1983 - August 14, 2023

On August 14, 2023, Brandon Corey Johnson, age 40, began his untimely journey to the spirit world. Brandon was born on May 18, 1983, to Cynthia (Cindy) Johnson and Bryan Misquadace, in Minneapolis, MN. Brandon was a proud citizen of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, with ties to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe on his maternal side, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe on his paternal side. Brandon was living in Kego Lake, on the Leech Lake Reservation at the time of his passing. Brandon was known to laugh, and loved to fish and visit the casino. He also enjoyed spending time with his relatives, listening to music, and watching the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins. During his lifetime, Brandon had a long career in the construction field, and worked with his maternal grandfather, David Johnson, from time to time. He held various positions, including labor and most recently roofer.

Brandon leaves behind his children and their mothers: Owen (20), Quincy (17), with their mother, Crystal Swenson; Anthony (16), Shawn (15), Janessa (10), Julianna (6), Dalton (4), Dawson (2), with their mother, Jessica Moore.

Other relatives Brandon is survived by are his mother, Cynthia Johnson; sisters: Angela Johnson, Sara Misquadace, Kayla Johnson, Elizabeth Big Bear, Chelsea Farah, and Shania (Josh) Ruark; brothers: Darin Misquadace and Devin Misquadace. Maternal grandfather, David Johnson and paternal grandfather Stanley Chief. Maternal aunt Pamela Johnson and maternal uncle David Johnson, Jr.; paternal aunts Wanda Misquadace and Anita Misquadace, and paternal uncles Brian Pippett and Keith Dahlberg.

Brandon is being welcomed in the spirit world by his beloved maternal grandmother, Patricia Johnson, paternal grandmother Agnes Chief, his father, Bryan Misquadace, and paternal uncles Brad Misquadace and Walt Misquadace.

The traditional Ojibwe ceremony will begin on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 1:00 PM at the Onigum Community Center, 8825 Onigum Road NW, Onigum, MN 56647, and the funeral will begin on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at 9:00 AM, with Allen Hardy officiating. Burial will be in Onigum following the funeral.


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