Kobin James Johnson

2005 ~ 2022

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Kobin James Johnson, 17, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at home in West Jordan, Utah, in his mother’s loving arms.

Kobin was born in West Jordan, Utah, on September 22, 2005, to Kalianne Hall Poetschlag and Erik Johnson. On October 29, 2021, Kobin was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma. Kobin battled in his own way with strength and logic as his guide. Cancer never changed Kobin. He was kind, compassionate and witty even through the darkest days.

Kobin is survived by his parents Kalianne (Daniel) Poetschlag and Erik (Ashlee) Johnson; his siblings Tiffany, Denton, Ashlynn, Miles, Sariah, Brooks, Q, McKenzie; many cousins, aunts and uncles and grandparents. Kobin was preceded in death by his aunt Joyce and many loving great grandparents.

The family would like to give a special thank you to his healthcare providers and personal friends, specifically Dr. Matt Dietz, Dr. Deimundo, Natalie, Dylan and Megan. We would also like to thank all of those who assisted with or arranged for amazing life experiences for Kobin, including Make-A-Wish and GKTW.

A public visitation will be held Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. A family service will be held Friday, November 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. and can also be viewed virtually with the following link:


My deepest condolences and lots of love to the family.
Rest in peace Kobin James.

- Barbara Rurale

My deepest condolences to your family.
I wish you all the Peace and Comfort of Our Blessed Father in Heaven.

Your Beautiful Kobin is now in the Loving Arms of Jesus🌸

God Bless each of you ✝️🌸🙏🏼

- Elise McGhee

My heart is shattered as I know he fought hard. He was just needed there now. What a wonderful young man he was. I am so sorry for your pain of saying goodbye for now and so grateful for your knowledge of the Father's plan. Until you meet again. Hugs to you all!

- Kathy Tanner

My name is Vivian,I am from Brazil,I lost my mother in January of this year to lymphoma. It's not easy and it's not fair. May God comfort the entire family of this beautiful and angelic young man. My condolences, sending all my love to you!

- Vívian Rabelo Oliveira

RIP Kobin Fly High 💞💞

- Sammie

My love and condolences for you and your family my queen. RIP Lil Prince.

- Linda Kennicker

Hi my name is courtland Herman I wasn’t ever able to meet kobin but I was able to grow a strong friendship with his dad the amount of amazing stories I have heard about kobin are amazing, kobin was a kid who was willing to fight until there was no more my thoughts and prayers are with his family may kobin rest easy as he is no longer suffering

- Courtland Herman ( limited time motorsports

Kobin was always such a kinda hearted soul and will be miss. Ashlynn and her family are in my heart. I wish the best for you all.

- Sophie DeHart

Sweet, sweet boy, so loving. No words can express how I feel for the your loss of this darling son.
Knowing families are forever and you all will see and be with him again will bring comfort and help ease the pain. Love your family may the Lords spirit be with all of you at this time. My deepest sympathy.

- Shauna Martinez

Dearest mum and family. I prayed every day for an end to Kobin’s suffering and for healing here or in heaven. I know that Kobin’s healing in the arms of Jesus is the start of another new heartbreak for you as you learn to live without him here on earth. My heart aches for you and my prayers will continue. Sending so much love to you from London ❤️❤️❤️

- Bernadette

Shauna and Erik,
I never got the chance to met Kobin, but he looks like a very good kid. Just looking at his pictures, you know that he was a caring and loving boy. My prayers go out to you and your family. Love you both and take care of each other at this diffcult time.

- Monica Flores

I’m so sorry Ashlynn for the loss of your brother… Sam told me he passed and it made me sad. Give your mom hugs for me 💜

- becky hulse

I know I haven't know you long Eric and I have no words to ease your pain. Please know my family and I are thinking of you and praying for you and the rest of your family. If there is ever anything you need please let me know, I would be happy to help. Accept my deepest and most heart-felt condolences at this very hard time my friend. -Your friend at costco

- Bree dykes

My deepest sympathy for your family . May you feel the love and joy that he brought to your family .

- Holly Fox

We are sending our thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time.

The Freebairn Family

- Jill Freebairn

I wish I had the words to ease your pain of this loss. I hope the memories you have with Kobin and the remarkable young man he was brings you some peace. You are not alone! So many of us are here for whatever you may need. I'm so sorry I was never able to meet Kobin, but at the same time I feel as though I knew him.
Rest in the sweetest peace Kobin!

- Tammy Kelley

Our condolences, love and prayers are with the Johnson family.

- Ralph and Tammie Anderson

Our condolences, love and prayers are with the Johnson family.

- Ralph and Tammie Anderson

Erik and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Kobin sounds like he was an amazing young man. My prayers are with you.

- Robert Herrick

I’m so sad with that. I did cry when I heard he past way. I just hope that God blessing you all on that family! Fir sure, he’s a special son of God! 💐

- Lígia Dias

I pray that you all find God’s comfort during these trying times.

Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”

Here for you bro!

- Chad Zyskowski