WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Latest News

Service In Moorhead For Man Who Carried Cross

View Comments
(credit: Jupiter Images)

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. DeRusha Eats: Brake Bread
  2. Husband And Wife Die 15 Hours Apart
  3. Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Laid To Rest
  4. Como Zoo Animals Visit WCCO
  5. Troops Homecoming Sweetened By Local Girl Scouts

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A man who has carried a large cross around the country the past 11 years will be remembered in a private funeral service Wednesday in Moorhead.

Chuck Johnson, who described himself as “Cross Carrier Chuck,” said it was his mission in life to carry the cross from town to town, urging people he met to get baptized. The 1980 Moorhead High School graduate was found dead of a heart attack in a hotel room in Florence, S.C., last week. He was 49 years old.

His journey is documented on the Internet by those he met, including bloggers and reporters.

Johnson’s sister, Kris Valan, tells The Forum the family arranged to have her brother’s remains cremated and returned to Moorhead.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus