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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Doris Elaine Johnsrud
July 8, 1928 - October 12, 2020

Place of Birth: Grenora, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, ND
Age: 92

Doris E. Johnsrud, 92 of Williston, ND, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Bethel Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Williston, ND.

Doris Elaine (Nelson) Johnsrud was born on July 8, 1928 to William and Palma Nelson in Grenora, ND. She was raised on the family farm East Fork, ND and attended grade school there. She would later attend high school in Williston.

Doris met Elmer Johnsrud and they were later married on September 30, 1946. To this union 7 children were born.

Besides raising her family, Doris was very involved with helping Elmer on the farm with daily chores and duties. After retiring from farming, Elmer and Doris moved to Williston and owned and operated their Saw Sharpening business.

Doris and Elmer were members of the Epping Lutheran Church and she also taught Sunday school. Enjoying helping and being around others, she volunteered at the Bethel Lutheran Home for more than 20 years. She loved horses, supporting the boys in baseball/basketball and was a faithful lifelong Teton Basketball fan for years. Doris was a grandma to not only her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but also to all the kids in the neighborhood.

Doris is survived by her sons, Arthur (Georgette) of Texas, Larry of MN, Dennis (Mavis) of ND, Paul (Shari) of ND, Leslie (Lucinda) of CO; brother, Wayne (Pat) Nelson; 20 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Palma; husband, Elmer; daughter, Beverly Johnsrud; son, Arley Johnsrud and brother, Wesley Nelson.

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Paula Hansen Schilke (Williston, ND)
Oct 14, 2020
As the former Activity Director at Bethel, I have fond memories of Doris, Palma, and Wesley. Doris was always willing to help residents, when she was volunteering. And Wesley, he always gave me a hard time, I loved laughing and teasing with him. That was many years ago. My sympathy is with your family.
Arden Wayne Nelson (Soddy Daisy, Tennessee)
Oct 14, 2020
Auntie Doris was an amazing person, although i have not been able to visit her for years she has always been in my heart, she will be missed more than people know. I will miss you Auntie Doris
Gary Skogen
Oct 14, 2020
What a wonderful Lady. Whenever I would see her she was always helping someone. An Angel here on earth and now one in Heaven. God bless her memory.
Kathy J Bingeman (Bismarck, North Dakota)
Oct 14, 2020
To the Johnsrud family, my sympathies go out to your family. I haven't seen your mom for years but always remember her from when I was little and living in Epping during the winter. She was such a sweet, nice lady.
Kathy Bingeman, daughter of George and Wilma Bingeman.
Bev Novak-Breivik (Williston)
Oct 14, 2020
My condolences to Doris family. She was a wonderful neighbor many years ago. Very sweet lady. Hugs to all of you!
Denise Weyrauch (Ray, North Dakota)
Oct 14, 2020
I also have memories of Doris volunteering hours and hours at Bethel, always willing to accompany residents to their clinic appointments. Such a kind, wonderful woman. Sympathy to the family.
Marla Knutson (Williston, ND)
Oct 15, 2020
Dennis & Mavis and Family- Doris was always a happy lady and enjoyed life. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Joyce Krabseth (Williston , North Dakota)
Oct 15, 2020
My heart. skipped a beat when I read about Doris’s passing. She cleaned our office for several years , Even after her eyes were failing , as she said it just takes me longer.: We knew she was in the building when we saw her key ring with the painted clothes on it at the front counter . She was very reliable and became a special friend. We had lots to visit about during Bethel home visits . She always talked about her family . I will get a warm feeling when I think about her a, she sat a good example of keeping on in spite of difficulties . My sympathy
Joyce Krabseth
Karen Quick (Roseville , Mn)
Oct 16, 2020
Mavis and Dennis, sorry for your loss. Your mom accompanied my mom Ruth Larsen to many medical appts when she was at Bethel. Take care of yourselves! Karen Quick
Jacki Barman (Ray, Nd)
Oct 18, 2020
Wonderful woman. Always there to lend a helping hand. Heaven definitely gained an angel.
Debbie (Alexander, ND)
Dec 1, 2020
Ohh. I am so sad. I JUST today (Dec. 1st) saw Doris' Obit. I knew Doris from delivering meals-on-wheels for 5 years. What a blessing to have met her. She was a very lovely woman, so nice. So kind. And she had that little pooch that was disabled. If I could have, I would have helped her to get a "wheelchair" for him. She loved that pup, you could tell. And she took very good care of him. Until we meet again in Heaven, Dear Doris. My deepest sympathy to Doris' family and friends.
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