This site was built to honor and remember our beloved friend, colleague, husband, brother, and son, Ethan Johnson.

Pictures of Ethan

Photos of Ethan Thoreau Johnson posted by family and friends. We will add more if you can send some using the form in the right column. Also please send links to other online galleries you may know about. Thanks.

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Photos of the Ethan Johnson Celebration by Willis Bowman

A collection of photos from the Ethan Johnson Memorial Procession as it made its way over the Mississippi River on the Washington Avenue Bridge to the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis on October 13, 2010. Photos by Willis (Bow) Bowman.

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Ethan Johnson Procession Photos, Volume 2

Photos from the Ethan Johnson Memorial Procession, October 13, 2010 in Minneapolis. We received these photos from a University employee who was walking by. We’ll post his name when we discover it.

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2010 BareBones Halloween Show Dedicated to Ethan johnson

The 2010 BareBones Halloween Show is dedicated to the loving memory of Ethan Johnson who, as we say, crossed from This World to the Other World on September 21st, the last day of Summer.

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Yellow Hat Band Tribute to Ethan Johnson

Video: In the Sweet Bye and Bye, as arranged by the Brass Messengers, and performed by the Yellow Hat Band (Seattle), in tribute to our friend, Ethan Johnson.

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Thank You

Thanks to all who attended and volunteered for the Celebration of Ethan on October 13. The love and labor of hundreds of Ethan’s relations and friends created a magical tribute to a magnificent man. We would like to acknowledge the contributions of all involved once we have time to compile a list of the many…

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The Last Block of the Procession

The Brass Messengers played as friends and family carried Ethan Johnson’s ashes to the Cedar Cultural Center for a celebration of his life. Video by Terry McDaniel

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Brass Messengers Enter the Memorial

The Brass Messengers play one more song before going into the Cedar for a gathering to celebrate Ethan’s live with friendship, stories, food and dance. Video by Terry McDaniel.

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Kevin Kling: The Trumpet

Video by Terry McDaniel: Kevin Kling wrote an inspiring story for Ethan Johnson and read it at his memorial celebration.

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Ethan T. Johnson Memorial from HONK! 2010

Video: a tribute to Ethan as part of the opening ceremony of the Fifth HONK! Festival – October 9, 2010. For the tribute, the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band led a version of “I’ll Fly Away,” joined by all the participants at the Festival.

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