3-4:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
4:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Donald Orville Johnson, 69, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Essentia Hospital following a brief illness.
Donald was born December 4, 1943, to Hazel and Orville Johnson in Montevideo, MN. He attended schools in Madison, MN, the Phillipines, Fargo, ND, and graduated from high school at Bitburg Air Base in Germany, where his father was stationed at that time. The family returned to the USA, and Don attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, graduating with a BA in 1966. He married Sandra Specht on February 26, 1966, in Fargo.
Don worked as a salesman for several companies including Proctor and Gamble, Alberto Culver, and Equitable Insurance over the course of his career. As his health failed, he eliminated traveling and ended his career working in Fargo at I.C. Systems.
Don was a member of York Rite Masons, rising to the position of Grand High Priest. He also served as Chapter Dad for the Fargo DeMolay, watching with pride as his sons grew in that program to each serve as Master Councilor. When they were younger, he religiously filmed their F-M Athletics youth football games, and followed their various endeavors as they grew older. He enjoyed fishing trips with the family, card games with friends, and lately sharing his baking with colleagues at work.
Don is survived by sons Kirk (Janet Woodka) of Arlington, VA, and Ryan of St. Paul, MN; and half sister, Ann Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Michael.