Richard Loons
Richard Loons
Richard Loons
Richard Loons

Obituary of Richard Duane Loons

Richard Duane Loons, 81 of Cloquet passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. He was born March 31, 1940 in Cloquet the youngest of ten children born to Ben and Julia Loons. Richard worked as a truck driver hauling oil and also on the ore boats during the 1960's and 70's. Richard was a proud member of the Fond du Lac Lake Superior Chippewa. He enjoyed watching football and golf. He was often found sitting out in his front yard and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Richard was the master of giving out nicknames. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mary Loons Jansen; nine siblings; and his former wife, Sharon Loons. He is survived by his daughter, Beth (P.J.) Johnson of St. Francis; son, Ben (Shannon) Loons of East Bethel; and seven grandchildren, Preston and Natalie Johnson, Brad and Emma Jansen, Ryan, Rylee, and Ryder Loons. Visitation: 10 until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service Monday, June 14, 2021 in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. Masks are required. Burial will be in New Holy Family Cemetery. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see


JUN 14. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST) Atkins Northland Funeral Home 801 14th St. Cloquet, MN 55720


JUN 14. 11:00 AM (CST) Atkins Northland Funeral Home 801 14th St. Cloquet, MN 55720


New Holy Family Cemetery 280 Reservation Road Cloquet, MN 55720
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