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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Marian L. Johnson
September 26, 1928 - March 30, 2020

Place of Birth: Wildrose, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 91

Marian Louise (Hagen) Johnson, 91, longtime Grenora area resident, passed away on March 30, 2020 at Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Williston, ND.

Marian was born in Wildrose, ND on Sept. 26, 1928 to Theodore and Anna (Dordahl) Hagen. She was raised on a farm and attended a one-room grade school in Fertile Valley Township until eighth grade, then graduated from Grenora Public School in 1947. She continued her education at Minot Business College earning a secretarial certification. After college, Marian worked in the Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Service office in both Minot and Crosby and also worked for a CPA in Williston.

On Oct. 1, 1957, Marian was united in marriage to Earl Johnson at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Grenora, ND. After they were married the couple moved to Phoenix while Earl attended radio school, after which they returned to Marian’s childhood farm and started a family.

She was an active member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, involved in Ladies Aid and was the Sunday School Superintendent for many years. Additionally, Marian served as Clerk Treasurer of Fertile Valley Township from 1982 to 2000.

After many years on the farm, Marian and Earl moved to Williston in 2000. Earl passed away on Nov. 11, 2007. Marian resided at Golden Estates Assisted Living prior to moving into Bethel Lutheran Home in 2013.

Marian was a very devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her daughters, Elaine (Dale) Wachs, of Prescott, Ariz., Linda (Michael) Johnson of Hettinger and son, Lavern (Julie) Johnson of Grenora. Grandchildren include Kyle (Amanda) Wachs of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Kurtis (Katie) Wachs of Mesa, Ariz., Anna (Luke) Kingstad-Jantzen of Zahl, ND, and Hannah and Halle Johnson both of Grenora, ND. Great-grandchildren include Abigail and Chloe Wachs both of Prescott Valley, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Johnson and sister, Thelma (Hagen) Granseth. Her kindness and gentle spirit will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Memorial Contribution
Memorials may be made out to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Skabo Cemetery Association, rural Grenora, or the charity of your choosing.

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Susan Jorgenson (Williston, ND)
Mar 31, 2020
Sympathy to each of Marion’s family; sweet mother and grandmother, she was. Visited her at x-ray area a couple of years ago. Perhaps knew her through church women also.
Cheryl Simpson (Ray, ND)
Mar 31, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you all.
David & Sandy Brendsel
Apr 1, 2020
Our sympathies to you and your family members. I’m the oldest son of Audrey Brendsel and remember several good visits with your folks at our farm and in Williston. God Bless the soul of this beautiful lady.
Lisa And John Stewart (Williston, ND)
Apr 1, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Joy Rustad Rasmussen (Dagmar, Montana)
Apr 2, 2020
I was so happy to visit with Marian in the waiting room of the clinic a couple years ago. I had not seen her in a long time and we had a great visit talking about things that happened lots of years ago when we were all a lot younger. She was a very nice lady and I always enjoyed her company.
Pete Kilbride (Dayton, Wyoming)
Apr 2, 2020
So sorry to hear of Marian’s passing. She and her family farmed our Divide County land for several years after my dad passed in ‘71, and now her son and his family own that land. My mom enjoyed her company when we lived in Grenora.
Keith & Kathleen Eliassen (Gillette , WY)
Apr 2, 2020
Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing others care. Your mom was always so put together!
Darcia Pederson Larsen (CULBERTSON , Montana )
Apr 2, 2020
Elaine, Linda and LaVern. So very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Your Mom was always such a nice and caring lady. My prayers and hugs to you all as you go through the days ahead during this difficult time. Moms are the anchor of a family. You are all a reflection of her love and caring heart. God Bless you all. Love always.
Elaine Esterby (Alamo , Nd)
Apr 6, 2020
Thinking of all of you in the lose of your mom & grandma. Marian was a special lady. She was so delightful to have at the Golden Estates & was great getting to know all of you. You’ll have lots of special memories of your mom to share with your families. Prayers to you all.
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