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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Gracie Rose Johnsrud
May 12, 2001 - July 25, 2021

Place of Birth: Dickinson, ND
Residence: Watford City, ND
Age: 20

Gracie Rose Johnsrud, 20, the bright shining light to all who knew her, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Gracie Rose, a beautiful baby girl, was born May 12, 2001, in Dickinson, ND, the first-born of Justin and Nikki Johnsrud. It was clear from the start that Gracie was a force to be reckoned with – a very long labor for mom was her plan. We all learned quickly that Gracie did things on her own time. Gracie thoroughly enjoyed the status of only child as her family later moved to Pierre, SD, and then Minot, ND. Gracie was quite jealous when little brother Judd Allen joined the family in 2005 and didn’t quite know what to think of the little redhead. Gracie’s love for her brother was demonstrated frequently through hugs that nearly took his head off or bending back his fingers, and was even known to lovingly drag him from the furniture. Gracie and Judd became fierce friends later in their growing-up years and Gracie was so proud of her baby brother and made sure that everyone knew it.
Gracie and her family moved to Watford City in 2007, where she graduated from Watford City High School in 2019. Her senior year was filled with memories in every moment whether it be spirit days during homecoming, student council events, or volleyball and football games. On the court or on the sidelines she was the biggest cheerleader there could be and her friends said she was the team's true MVP and the glue that held the team together.
After graduation Gracie selected Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD as her home away from home. Gracie was ambitious and was a double major in elementary and special education and just finished her sophomore year. She loved BHSU and there continued to change the lives of those around her and was excited for all her planned adventures.
Gracie’s family and faith played an integral role in her life and she cherished every moment spent with them all as often as she could. Gracie, in her own words, was busy living her best life. Gracie lived her life with the phrase “there’s grace for that” at the forefront so much she had it tattooed as a constant reminder of God’s grace. Gracie had a giving heart and helped anyone in need. She was her faith and gave of herself unconditionally as if it were the most natural thing in the world. Those of us who knew her saw this over and over and sat in awe of this special young woman.
Gracie is survived by her best friends and parents Justin and Nikki, her brother Judd; grandparents Peggy Hellandsaas, Jeff and Ann Johnsrud, Dean and Candy Mott: great grandparents Dorothy Mott and Sandra Schell; Auntie Erica (Uncle Chas “Chazzy” Neff) Johnsrud; Uncle Derek (Auntie Lacey) Mott; Uncle Bret (Auntie Lacey) Johnsrud; Auntie Kari (Uncle Rex) Korslien; Auntie Jade (Uncle Levi) DeMorett; cousins Rowdy and Brindle Mott, Carter James Julius, Courtney, and Callie Johnsrud, KC, Kash, and Kenley Korslien, Chloe and Tynlee Fahrman and Brax DeMorrett; goddaughter Wynnie Langerud; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins that she loved so much; and the hundreds of people she called friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather Scott Hellandsaas; great grandparents Bill and Millie Faulkner, George Mott, Alvin and Cecilia Johnsrud, and Olaf and Alfa Leiseth.

Memorial Contribution
In lieu of flowers the family wishes you make a donation in Gracie’s name. A memorial fund has been set up at First International Bank & Trust for Gracie, Gracie Johnsrud Memorial.

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Ray & Diann Unterseher (Watford City, North Dakota)
Jul 27, 2021
Please know that we are so saddened to learn of Gracie’s accident! We are praying God’s closeness to you at this time!
Rod & Kathy Hermsen, parents of Rayne Hermsen (Colome, South Dakota)
Jul 27, 2021
We never met Gracie but heard many stories of her friendship through Rayne. So sorry for your loss and our prayers will be with your family. Her spirit will live on in her friends & family.
Kristie Seidler (Underwood, ND)
Jul 27, 2021
Nikki and family,

Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your many wonderful memories help comfort you at this most difficult time.

Kristie Seidler
Dave and Tracy Lawrance
Jul 27, 2021
Our love and prayers always!! Continued prayers!!
Sandra Luther (Watford City)
Jul 27, 2021
My thoughts and prayers to you and your family, and all of Gracie's friends. She will be missed.
Cheryl Rafferty (AZ)
Jul 27, 2021
Nikki Justin Ann Jeff and all families:
In deepest sympathy my heart breaks for you.
Barbara (Olson) Curren (Alexander, ND)
Jul 27, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Gracie’s family. May God wrap you all in his loving embrace during the difficult days ahead.
Colin and Susan (Gudmunsen) Vachal (White Earth)
Jul 27, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be keeping you all in thoughts and lifting your family up in prayer! God's peace be with you all.
Michelle Swenson (Keene, ND)
Jul 27, 2021
Gracie was a bright spot in my day while she was in Junior High in my math classes! I know that she touched many lives and will be missed! Prayers for comfort in this time of loss! Isaiah 41:10
Mari Rasmussen (Watford City, ND)
Jul 27, 2021
Nikki and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
Kevin and Jackie Sullivan (Watford City)
Jul 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.
Joni Andre (Williston, ND)
Jul 27, 2021
Justin, Nikki, Judd and extended family,
My heart goes out to you all. May your memories and stories be shared and cherished. I never met Gracie but with the stories you shared as she was growing up I felt I knew her.
Joni Andre
Patrick M Monahan (Cheyenne, WY)
Jul 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss.
Gracie and our daughter (Jessee) were classmates at BHSU.
Sending prayers for peace your way.
Mark & Jamie Jokela (Osage, MN)
Jul 27, 2021
Our hearts are breaking-Gracie was a shining star & brimmed over with love & laughter-don’t know why God needed to call her home so early-her memory will live on forever in our hearts. Sending prayers & love & comforting hugs to all of you-may your angels be very near-xox
Ann Anderson (Spearfish, SD)
Jul 27, 2021
Gracie was an amazing young lady I had the privilege of meeting this last semester. She taught my son at daycare and took a class from me at BHSU. She was one of those people you would have like to work along side one day. She will be missed by so many.
Steve & Jane Metzger (Carrington, ND)
Jul 27, 2021
Brett & Lacey & Johnsrud Family,
We were so sorry to hear from Carissa about the tragic loss of your beloved niece. We would like to offer our Deepest Sympathy to you & your family. May Gracie Rest In Peace,
Steve & Jane Metzger
Kristie Seidler (Underwood, ND)
Jul 27, 2021
Nikki and family,

Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your many wonderful memories help comfort you at this most difficult time.

Kristie Seidler
Margaret Renbarger
Jul 28, 2021
Justi, Nikki, and Judd, I am so sorry for the loss of Gracie. You are in my thoughts and prayers during very sad, difficult time. I am currently out town and won’t be able to attend the service. Hugs and prayers to all of you.
John and Rosie Ough (Watford City, ND)
Jul 28, 2021
Nikki, Justin and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time . May Almighty God bring you peace and comfort this day and the days to come. Our deepest condolences !!
Gregg & Melody Schuetze and family (Watford City, ND)
Jul 28, 2021
We were deeply saddened by the loss of Gracie. Our hearts go out to you. We are lifting all of you in prayer.
Nancy and Gary Miller (DRAKE, North Dakota)
Jul 28, 2021
Our prayers are with you. May God send you peace and strength.
Jeff, Brenda, Bailey & Lydia Berquist (Watford City, ND)
Jul 28, 2021
Gracie's light will definitely live on in all of us. We are very deeply saddened for your great loss and we will continue to pray for you Nikki, Justin & Judd and family.
Ty & Sarah Skarda Family (Watford City, ND)
Jul 28, 2021
Johnsrud Family & all who loved Gracie--We did not have the privilege to personally know Gracie but we have heard so much about her and we know she was an amazing woman! Sending so many prayers to all of you in this dark time. Her bright light will shine now & and forever in all of our hearts!
Donna Maston
Jul 28, 2021
So sorry for your loss.
Kristy and James Pittsley (Watford City , ND)
Jul 28, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to one and all. She will surely be missed..
Jacquelyn Bassford (Spearfish, SD)
Jul 28, 2021
I was Gracie's Resident Assistant at BHSU this past year. She was one of the few residents who took time to interact with me each week despite her incredibly busy schedule. I was so lucky to have met such a positive, lively, hardworking, and beautiful soul. The university is truly a better place after her presence. I will be praying for your family and friends. Revelations 21:4, Matthew 5:4, Psalm 34:18.
Susanna Kosamo (Oulu, Finland)
Jul 28, 2021
Gracie will forever be a shining light. She has joined the stars in the sky, from where she will be shining her light down to all of us and reminding us to always strive to be good and kind.

Susanna, Illu, and Viljo
Jamalee Stone (Dayton, OH)
Jul 28, 2021
Gracie was a conscientious student in the Pre-Admission Practicum. I wish her family peace and cherished memories during this difficult time.
Vonne Tarnavsky (Watford City, ND)
Jul 28, 2021
Dear Family,

I am so sorry for your tragic loss of this wonderful young woman. God’s peace to you all now, and as the days flow by.

—-Vonne Tarnavsky
Bruce and Debbie Erickson (Billings, Montana)
Jul 28, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Gracie's family at this sad and difficult time.
Pam Voll (Sidney, MT)
Jul 28, 2021
Gracies family— I send my deepest condolences to the family, God must have needed a very special young lady to call her home so early in her life!! I pray for you all.
Nathan and Elisa Thibodeau (Watford City , ND)
Jul 28, 2021
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Gracie. We will be praying for peace and comfort for your family during this time.
Anne Gregory (Monticello , Ky)
Jul 29, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Gracie as a little girl. She was full of smiles and always ran up to me for a hug. She always made my day! Prayers for you all.
Larry &Tanya Andersen (Watford City )
Jul 29, 2021
Family of Gracie,
So sorry to hear of Gracie’s unexpected death. We want you to know we are thinking of you and know how your hearts are broken. May God give you peace and comfort. If you need anything please reach out to us.
Therresa Christopherson (Williston)
Jul 29, 2021
Nikki and family,
I am so very sorry for your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God wrap his arms around your family and give you peace.
Carla Schaible (Watford City , ND)
Jul 29, 2021
Nothing can take away this pain right now ,
I’m praying for you all
I am truly , so sorry for your loss
Jul 29, 2021
Words can't express the heart break I feel for Gracie's family. I am wishing you find comfort in all the joy and happiness she brought to those around her and she will continue to shed light and happiness to so many that she touched. My thoughts and prayers to the Johnsrud family during this difficult time.
Sherry and Wayne Rodvold (Epping, Nd)
Jul 29, 2021
Peggy and family; sending you loving hugs and our deepest sympathy
Gwen and Andy Sveet (Valley City, ND)
Jul 29, 2021
Nikki, Justin, Ann, Jeff, and all family. Our hearts break for all of you.We will join the many others offering prayers for you.
Jenny L Monson (Alexander, ND)
Jul 29, 2021
Sending my love … am so sorry … and lift u guys up in prayer…
Pamela Johnson-Haugan and Calvin Haugan family (Watford City, ND)
Jul 29, 2021
Our sincere sympathy to all the extended family and friends.
Flint Christensen (Shelley , IDAHO)
Jul 29, 2021
Our heart goes out to your family. Please accept our sincerest condolences. My heart aches for you terribly.
Cindy Orlandi (New Boston , Michigan )
Jul 30, 2021
Gracie Rose, a beautiful name for a beautiful spirit. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Gary, Nicole & the Boyz (Lubbock, Texas)
Jul 30, 2021
Justin, Nikki and Judd,
Our lives have been so blessed by your daughters sweet spirit. Gracie meant the world to Hunter and I can’t remember ever seeing a frown on her sweet face. Please accept our family’s deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers.
Dr. Clint VanLith (Maple Grove, MN)
Jul 30, 2021
So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. May God’s peace and comfort hold you all!
Bruce and Julie Schwartz (Bismarck, ND)
Jul 31, 2021
We were so sorry to hear about Gracie. Our love and thoughts go out to all of you during this most difficult time. Bruce and Julie Schwartz
Jerry and Jerry Mathistad (Bismarck, ND)
Aug 5, 2021
Please accept our heartfelt thoughts and prayers for all of you. I pray for you all in the days ahead as you deal with the loss of this beautiful shining star.
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Deb, Bill, Kylee & Kalli Bartholomay
Riley, Kamry, Stan & Lori
Trenton School
The Long X Arts Foundation
McKenzie County School District & Board
Chris & Lindsay Schroeder & Family, Nicki Karpyak, Adam & Susan Karpyak
Ethan Morris & Anika Bukie
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Gary & Patsy Levana
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