ROCKFORD — While an Oregon man and his sister are left grieving for their father, who died Tuesday after a fire swept through a Rockford apartment, they are struggling to pay for his funeral arrangements.
Russell Johnson, 60, died Tuesday from burns he suffered after a fire broke out in his second-story Rockford apartment at 719 Buckbee St. Firefighters were called to the four-unit apartment building at 12:23 a.m., finding Johnson and his roommate inside. Johnson’s roommate, Francis “Frank” Robinson, 47, also died Tuesday.
Brandon Johnson, 35, said via email today that he and his sister, Angela Lee, 33, of Rockton, were not “expecting this and he (their father) has no resources or insurance of any kind.”