Green, Yvonne Aileen (Johnson) (1930-2001)

Yvonne Green, 71, died Saturday, September 8, 2001 at Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 10, at Nazareth Lutheran Churchin Holt with Rev. Irvin Schmidke officiating. Yvonne Larson was the organist and the soloist was Bob Skoglund. Casketbearers were Gordon Dunham, Clifford Larson, Arvid Matero, Daryl Johnson, David Johnson and Larry Hagen. Interment was in Ringbo Cemetery with Green Funeral Home of Thief River Falls in charge of the arrangements.

Yvonne Aileen Johnson was born on February 3, 1930 in Holt, the daughter of Hjalmer and Emma (Stokke) Johnson. She was confirmed in Holt and attended school in Newfolden, graduating in 1947.

On May 29, 1956, she was united in marriage to Duane LaVerne Green at Cass Lake, The couple has made their home near Middle River and Holt. Yvonne worked at Sears, Gambles and Digi-Key.

She served as Holt Township clerk and church janitor and belonged to a homemakers club, ladies aid, Aid Association for Lutherans and the Middle River American Legion Auxiliary.

Yvonne enjoyed driving Jeremiah to work, quilting, flowers and gardening.

Survivors include her husband, Duane of Middle River; a daughter, Dawn (John) Gilmore of Ramsey; three sons, Rudy (Pam) Rose of Bloomington, Darrin Green of Grand Forks, N.D. and Corey Green of Jacksonvile, Fla.; two step-daughters, Roxann (Robert) Jarvinen of Britt and Sandee Green-Burley-Frye of Tucson, Ariz.; a stepson, Stephen Burley of Bellingham, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Ethel Hyatt of Thief River Falls.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Brady Lee Green; two sisters, Eloise Gilbert and Eunice Hagen; and a brother, Francis Johnson.

[Interred: Ringbo cemetery]
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Johnson, Anna (1850-1916)

Newspaper clipping
Obituary for Mrs. Lewis Johnson, 11 Aug 1916 issue of the Holt Weekly News

11 Aug 1916 Holt Weekly News

Obituary of Mrs. Lewis Johnson

Anna Johnson was born Jan. 3,
1850, in Sweden, and was married
in her native country in the spring
of 1881 to Lewis J. Johnson. The
next year Mr. Johnson emigrated to
America, Mrs. Johnson remaining in
Sweden for nine years after her
husbands[sic] departure. Their first
home in this country was at Lock-
port, Ill., where they lived until
five years ago, when they moved to this

Death came to the family Tuesday
night July 25th when the wife and
mother departed this life after about
a year of sickness.

Four children were born to this
union, one a son who died in Ill.
at the age of 13 years and was
buried there, another son lives in
Joliet, Ill., one daughter Mrs. Aug-
usta Swanson lives near Newfolden
and the younger daughter Miss So-
phia lives at home with her father
and aged grandmother.

The funeral was held Friday after-
noon at the Ringbo church, Rev.
Breederson officiating, and interment
was made in the cemetery there.

Mrs. Johnson was universally lov-
ed and respected for her womanly
qualities and will not only be missed
by relatives but by a large circle of

The News joins the many friends
in extending heartfelt sympathy to
the bereaved family.

Johnson, LeRoy “Bud” (1919-2003)

Argyle – LeRoy “Bud” Johnson, 84, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Center in Warren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 2 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Argyle with the Rev. Don Casmey officiating. Casketbearers were Howard Lamberson, Carl Haugen, Jeff Beaudry, Verne Nyblad, John Schmidt, Edgar LaBine, Victor Sletten and Art Hebert. Honorary casketbearers were Newell Aas, Amos Larson, Russell Larson, Charles Field, Evald Clausen and John DeBrito. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Argyle.

LeRoy Johnson was born in Argyle on April 23, 1919, the son of Carl and Clara (Larson) Johnson. He was raised in Albert Lea before returning to Argyle. He attended country school.

On December 27, 1941 he married Inez Poolman. The couple made their home in Argyle where he farmed until his retirement in 1977. He also drove school bus from 1959 until 1992 for the Argyle School District. He was a trustee, elder and treasurer of the Community Presbyterian Church. He was also on the board of directors for the Argyle Co-op Creamery for several years and was a member of the Argyle Lions Club and the Thief River Falls Eagles. He loved his family and the children that rode his bus. He enjoyed square dancing with Inez, golfing and taking care of the garden and lawn.

Survivors include his wife, Inez; two daughters, Elaine (Harlan) Yell of Argyle and Carol (Gerald) Hanson of Fargo, N.D.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents.

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Johnson, John (1848-1946)

from Thief River Falls Times

John Johnson, 97
Succumbs Friday

Had Been a Pioneer
Resident of Roseau Co.

John Johnson, pioneer resident
of Roseau County, who for the past
three years has lived with the Ole
Ueland family southwest of New-
folden, died last Friday at the ad-
vanced age of 97. [May 2, 1946]

Born in Sweden on December 1,
1848, Mr. Johnson came to this
country at the age of 22, living
first in Wisconsin, and later at
Litchfield, Minnesota, until 1902
when he moved to Roseau County.

He was married to Ella Peter-
son of Grove City in 1888. Three
children were born to the union of
whom two survive, Ernest of Port
Orchard, Washington and Freda
of Minneapolis. Also surviving are
16 grandchildren and 23 great-
grandchildren. His wife and a
daughter preceded him in death.

Funeral rites for Mr. Johnson
were conducted in the Rindahl Luth-
eran Church at Rosewood Monday
afternoon, Rev. Silas Erickson of-


[Interred Rindal Cemetery]
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Johnson, Christine Amanda (Thompson) (1908-2005)

Christine A. Johnson, 97, died Monday, August 1, 2005 at Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 5, at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Casket bearers include Waldo Thompson, Lynn Hanson, Paul Johnson, Steven Johnson, Charles Hedeen and Ralph Ekelund. Interment will follow at Rindal Cemetery, New Solum Township, Marshall County.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls. Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Christine Amanda Thompson was born January 17, 1908 in her parent’s log home in New Solum Township, Marshall County, the daughter of Louis and Anne Jonsdotter (Sjolsvold) Thompson. She was baptized at Rindal Lutheran Church on May 3, 1908.

Christine attended Columbus Elementary School in New Solum Township and attended Warren High School where she graduated from in 1925. She attended Bemidji State College for one year and farmed with her brothers in the summers. She taught at Pleasantview School in Mud Lake, Columbus School in New Solum, and Whiteford School until 1938 when she married Edgar Johnson. The couple was united in marriage on June 26, 1938 at parental home in New Solum Township.

They operated the Johnson Farm in Como Township until 1940 when they purchased a farm in New Solum Township. After Edgar died July 19, 1948, she then ran a millinary shop in Thief River Falls with her sister, Inga. She then taught school four years in Gatzke and one year in St. Hilaire while attending several summer sessions at Bemidji State College, receiving her B.S. Degree July 16, 1965.

She also taught the 5th grade for one year at Knox Elementary and sixteen years at Washington Elementary in Thief River Falls.

Christine enjoyed reading poetry, quilting, gardening, playing whist, doing craftwork and working crossword puzzles. She also loved going to dances, when she was younger and enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren. Christine has been a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls since 1949 where she was active in Esther Circle. She also belonged to the Rosebank Historical Association, State of Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association, and Rindal Cemetery Association.

Survivors include one son, Michael E. (Linda) Johnson of Newfolden; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar; daughter, Patricia Henning; seven brothers, Ted, John (infant), John, Arthur, Henry, Lawrence, and Oliver; three sisters, Louise Hanson, Anna Schocker, and Inga Payne; three nephews, Hilmer Hanson, Henry Thompson, and Darwin Johnson; and one niece, Anne Schocker.

Johnson, Bobby Leroy (1966-2008)

Bobby L. Johnson, 41, Grygla, MN died Saturday, January 12, 2008 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 2 P.M. at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls with Pastor Bob Dahlen officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at Landstad Cemetery in Gatzke, MN.

Bobby Leroy Johnson was born on May 25, 1966 in Thief River Falls, MN. to Stanley and Mary (Lease) Johnson. He was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls in 1967. Bobby attended Grygla High School and graduated in 1984.

Bobby’s life was hunting, trapping, fishing, and working in the woods with his skidder. Bobby enjoyed spending time working on and improving his farm and watching the deer and other wildlife. He loved his family and devoted dog, Akina.

Bobby is survived by his mother, Mary Johnson of Warroad, MN; father, Stanley of Gatzke, MN; sister, Susan of Houston, TX; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends including Dennis Sundberg, Brian Nygaard, John Reid, Roger Smith and O’Dean “Chopp

He is preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Johnson Funeral Service

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Johnson, Clarice Mona Rae “Monie” (Hvidsten) (1925-2014)

Mona Rae (Monie) Johnson, 89, of Burnsville, Minnesota, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Martin Luther Care Center, in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Clarice Mona Rae Hvidsten was born May 6, 1925, on a farm near Stephen, Minnesota, to Anna and Nels Hvidsten. She attended country school until the 8th grade at which time her family moved to town. She attended Stephen High School until her graduation in 1943. Monie attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and graduated in 1947 with a degree in Business Education. She was a high school business teacher for several years and also loved music and sang for many weddings and organizations. On June 26, 1949, she married Robert C. (Bob, R.C.) Johnson at the First Lutheran Church in Stephen. Bob and Monie’s wedding was the first wedding in the new church. Monie was a devoted wife and mother and also greatly valued her church and community. She was an active member of the O.E.S. She served as Worthy Matron and other offices for over fifty years, Grand Officer of Minnesota, and was also appointed as a Grand Representative in Manitoba, Canada. She was honored to be part of the Grand Family of Minnesota one year and traveled the state of Minnesota as Grand Warder. Monie also was a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Stephen (past president), a Homemakers’ Club and Birthday Club member for over 50 years, and an active member of the First Lutheran Church of Stephen. She moved in 2007 to The Rivers Independent Senior Living in Burnsville, MN, and was a member of the Welcome Committee, Community Council, Red Hats Club and several bridge groups.

Mona Rae (Monie) Johnson is survived by daughter Jerilyn (David) Wentzel of Pequot Lakes, MN, and grandchildren, Matthew (Shannon) Wentzel, Stacey (Jim) Moran, and Kari (Jeff) Hanson; daughter Patti (Gary) Williams of Prior Lake, MN, and grandchildren, Tiffany (Mike) Flesness and Meghan Williams (fiance: Tyler Rittmaster); seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob, sister-in-law Kathryn Nimlos, and brother-in-law Norman Nimlos. Monie loved to spend time with her friends and family and also loved playing bridge and going dancing with her husband, Bob. She is loved very much by her family and friends and will be dearly missed.

[Interred Stephen cemetery]

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Johnson, Delmar DeMar (1930-2003)

Delmar D. Johnson, 63, passed away unexpectedly at the Roseau Area Hospital in Roseau, MN on Thursday morning, March 13, 2003, at the age of 63 years, 9 months, and 6 days.

Delmar DeMar Johnson, the son of the late Alfred and Pauline (Wettestad) Johnson, was born on June 7, 1939, at Thief River Falls. He grew to manhood in Moose River Township of Marshall County, near Thief Lake, and attended the Northwest School of Agriculture at Crookston, MN. Delmar served with the U.S. Navy from 1957 until 1961. and following discharge, was employed by Lockheed Aircraft in California for several years. He returned to his grandfather’s farm in Thief Lake Township, and was employed at both Polaris Industries and Arctic Enterprises. On June 16, 1972, Delmar was united in marriage to Carolyn Hoff at Middle River, and they have since made their home on the farm in Thief Lake Township.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; three daughters, Melissa, Mrs. Carlo Didericksen of Ephraim, UT, Kristen of Roseville, MN and Joanna of Fargo; two grandchildren, Jason and Rachel; two brothers, Lyle (Olive) of Wood Lake, MN, and Greg (Ina) of Las Vegar, NV; three sisters, Allene Halligan of Ontario, OR, Judy, Mrs. Tim Hurst of Roseau, MN and Alverda, Mrs. Duane Leddige of Badger, MN; in addition to several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Delmar was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister and one brother in infancy.

[Interred Our Saviors Lutheran cemetery]

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Johnson, Forrest Rueben (1921-2009)

Forrest Johnson, 88, died on Sunday, May 31, 2009, on his farm near Holt, MN.

Forrest Rueben Johnson was born on February 4, 1921 to Carl and Mabel (Christenson) Johnson on a farm in rural Holt, MN. He attended Pioneer Country School in rural Holt, MN through the 8th grade. He was baptized in the Lutheran Faith and later confirmed in the Evangelical Free Church in Holt, MN. After completing school, Forrest started farming with his Dad. He always lived at home with his Dad and helped out around the home place. He worked for area farmers for many years. He also helped the Horien’s and the Skoglund’s with carpentry work. They moved in 1951 to a farm east of Holt.

Forrest liked to keep his yard perfect. He was often seen on his lawnmower, mowing trails through his woods. He raised a large garden for many years and shared his produce with all of his friends and family. In his early years, Forrest enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a 65 year member of the Eagles Club. He has been a lifelong member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt. He enjoyed visiting and making friends at the casino. Forrest had a vivid memory who had a fond recollection of the family history.

Forrest is survived by four sisters: LaVerne Inman, Thief River Falls, MN, Marion Davidson, Holt, MN, Joyce Darragh, Puyallup, WA, and Elaine (Leo) Lorentson, Gresham, OR; aunt Delores Dovre, Puyallup, WA; 12 nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; and good neighbor and friend Marc Horien.

Forrest was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Mabel; brother Merle Johnson; 1 nephew John Darragh; 2 brothers-in-law: Milton Davidson and Denny Inman.

Memorial Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Holt, MN with Rev. John Golv officiating.

[Interred Holt cemetery]

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Johnson, Gladys Carrie Madeline (Andeen) (1913-2011)

Gladys Johnson, 97, formerly of Strandquist died Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at the Woodbury Health Care Center in Woodbury, MN.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Evangelical Free Church in Newfolden, MN with Pastor Gary Barrett officiating. Interment was held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Newfolden, MN.

Gladys Carrie Madeline Andeen was born in Foldahl Township near Argyle, MN on May 21, 1913 to Emanuel and Hannah Andeen. She was the third oldest of seven children. When she was an infant, the family moved to a nearby farm, which is where Gladys spent her childhood. She walked to a country school that was about a mile and a half from their farm.

Life on the farm was busy, and all of the children had their assigned chores. Among other things, that meant Gladys milked the cows, carried water from the nearby well, helped wih the haying and cleaned the house.

Gladys graduated from Warren High School in 1930. Upon graduation, she enrolled in the Warren Teacher Training Department. Her first job was in a rural school near Stephen. Gladys’ teaching career lasted 12 years and included several rural schools. It was while teaching at Sunnyside School near Strandquist that she would meet her future husband, Carl Johnson. They were married on June 10, 1939.

Gladys retired from teaching to spend more time raising her two children, Judy and Roger. In 1951, she and Carl moved from the farm into Standquist, where Carl started a service station business. After the kids were both in school, Gladys began to think about getting a part-time job. That led, initially, to a clerk position at the Strandquist Post Office. After five years in that position, she was name postmaster, a position she held until she retired February 28, 1977.

Gladys and Carl remained in Strandquist until 1993, when they moved to Thief River Falls, MN. Carl passed away in 1998. Gladys later moved to Woodbury to be closer to her family.

Gladys is survived by her two children: Judy (Dave) Munro and Roger (Stephanie) Johnson; two grandchildren, Rebecca Habel and Chloe Stenson; her brother Birger Andeen and her sister MaryAnn Schwartz.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; her sisters, Eleanor Hanson and Doris Peterson; and her brothers, Birger Andeen and Edmund Andeen.