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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Wallace "Wally" Orlando Johnson
July 9, 1930 - July 31, 2020

Place of Birth: Williston, ND
Residence: Watford City, ND
Age: 90

Wallace “Wally” Johnson was born July 9, 1930 in Williston, ND to Oscar and Edith (Olson) Johnson. He was raised on the family farm in Alamo, ND and then graduated from Alamo High School. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951, during the Korean War, until he was honorably discharged in 1955. He then attended and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in education degree from the Minot State Teacher’s College in 1959. Wally then moved to Watford City, ND and started his career as a high school math teacher, before later going on to earn a Master’s degree. He retired from Watford City High School in 1991.
Wally met Ellen Alderin in Watford City, ND and were married in Sidney, MT on May 29, 1961. To this union, they had four children. After Ellen’s passing, he later married Donna Whomble. Over the years Wally loved flying his private airplane, going on family camping trips and spending time with his friends and family. He actively participated on the Watford City Airport Authority, Housing Authority, City Council, Gaming Commission, Lions’ Council, a member of the 1st Lutheran Church, Watford City EMT, Manager of Watford City swimming pool and American Legion drill team.
He was a great role model for his children, grandchildren and students that attended Watford City High School. He was kind, patient, smart, hard-working, strong, honest and gentle throughout his life.
Wallace "Wally Johnson, 90, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive, MT
Wally was preceded in death by his parents, brother Melford Johnson, wife Ellen Johnson, 2nd wife Donna Johnson, and daughter Dawn (Johnson) Schmidt.
He is survived by sister Eilene Biwer, son Troy (Charity) Johnson and their children Kacee (Adam) McPherson, Brittany Johnson, Troy Austin Johnson, Tate Johnson and Samantha Cardwell, daughter Tori Johnson and her children Saroi (Mike) Brown, Nicole (William) Bryant and Brandy (James) Steinbrook, son Doran Johnson, son-in-law David Schmidt and his children Megan and John Schmidt, step-children Tina (Dan) McCauley and Jimmy (Angi) Garmann, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Denise Grantier (Bismarck, Nd)
Aug 4, 2020
It is with sadness that I read Wally’s obit this morning. I got to know him through WC Lions. He was a very kind, gentle soul. May he Rest In Peace.
Nancy Saint Wisness (Watford City/Mesa, ND and AZ)
Aug 4, 2020
I was so sorry to learn that Rally died. He was a teacher friend of mine for fifty years. He was a great guy.....always fun to visit with. I can still see him walking the halls with his four little kids following him.....all of them in a straight row right behind him!! Rest in peace Wally. I am also sorry that I am out of town and unable to attend his funeral.
Aug 5, 2020
Mr. Johnson was my high school math teacher and I have never forgotten him. I think I took small bits from all my teachers as I moved on to becoming a teacher myself. Granting peace to his grandchildren.
Ann Johnsrud
Aug 5, 2020
Johnson family,
So sorry to hear of Wally’s passing. He was a good friend to my Dad, Bill Faulkner and we were neighbors in Watford City. I remember him as a teacher at the High School.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lynn Hagen Aaberg (Crosby, ND)
Aug 5, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Wally's passing. Just a note to let you know that I and the whole Hagen family have been thinking of you and remembering what a great man Wally was. The Johnson family is very, very special to our family, we all have so many fun memories to look back on. I would have hoped to be able to be there for services but that isn't working out but you will all, definitely, be in my thoughts!
Tricia Sundeen (Watford City, North Dakota)
Aug 6, 2020
I loved visiting with Wally everyday at the Wellness Center for his daily workout and JB Mocha! Wally was the best!
Dave Leom (Milaca, MN)
Aug 7, 2020
Loved having Mr Johnson as a teacher. He was toward the end of his teaching career when I had him my senior year. When I would argue about a point or two off on my tests, he had a sparkle in his eye as he knew I was missing something and he explained it in a way that made sense to me. Thank you Mr Jonson for your time, energy and patience!
Lynn (Heiser) Meuchel (Williston, ND)
Aug 12, 2020
Johnson Family
So sorry to hear of the passing of Wally. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
In Loving Memory of Wallace O. Johnson
Tina & Dan McCauley-Jim & Angie Garmann
Steve, Gretchen & the Staff of FIBT
WC Lions Club
McKenzie Electric Co-Op
VP Building
Melford Family
Glendive Hospice