It was recently brought to my attention that the Alexander Ramsey class of 79 has lost another cherished member. Rurik Johnson passed away unexpectedly on August 13, 2023. While at Ramsey Rurik worked at his families gift shop, played cello in the orchestra and was active with the Debate team.

   After his day at Ramsey Rurik attended Augsburgh College for two years before transferring to the University of Minnesota where he earned his BA degrees in Geology and Geophysics. He also attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to earn education credits for earth science and math certification. After earning his teaching certification in 1991 Rurik taught high school math in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin for one year, before moving to Plymouth, MN where he taught earth science and math until the time of his death.

   Some of his favorite activities included vacationing in Colorado, visitingGem/Rock shows, art galleries, dinosaur and other natural history museumss and visiting relatives.

   As we mourn the loss of a friend and classmate, let us come together to support each other and honor the memories we shared.

Classmates and friends who have passed us by.  They will be in our thoughts and forever in our hearts. 

   In solemn remembrance, we honor the cherished members of the Alexander Ramsey Class of 1979 who have departed from this earthly journey. Though time may have taken them from our midst, their presence remains eternally imprinted on the tapestry of our shared memories. Each name, each face, represents a thread in the rich fabric of our collective history, weaving a narrative of friendship, laughter, and shared experiences that time cannot erase. As we reflect on the indelible mark they left on our hearts and the legacy they contributed to the Class of 1979, let us find solace in the knowledge that their spirit lives on in the stories we tell and the bonds that endure beyond the boundaries of time.

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