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Donna Johnson

July 09, 1931 - December 28, 2020

A private funeral will be held. The service will be livestreamed on this page at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 2, 2021


Boulger Funeral Home

Donna Johnson

July 09, 1931 - December 28, 2020


Donna’s Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed below this sentence shortly before her service at 9:45 A.M.:


Donna’s Video Tribute can be viewed below:

Donna Marie Johnson, 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 28, 2020. Donna was born on July 9, 1931 in Clearbrook, MN. She proudly completed her Licensed Practical Nursing degree in Thief River Falls, MN. She worked in Minneapolis and Fargo as an LPN. She had a special love for working with children. This prepared her for her life’s work being a mother of 8 children and grandmother of 10. It was while working at St. Luke’s Hospital in Fargo, that she met Goodwin Johnson who had recently returned from serving in the Korean War. They were married on July 11, 1953 in Clearbrook, MN. They raised their family in Horace, ND.

Donna is preceded in death by parents Ellen and Ben Nelson, brother Leslie, sisters Mazelle, Delores, and Eleanor, husband Goodwin Johnson, and daughter Lori. She is survived by daughters Kay, Ann (Dennis), Susan, Janet (Simon), and sons Marty (Vicki), Douglas, Jeff (Molly). She is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Bethany on University and Ethos Hospice for their excellent care and comfort they have provided.

Donna will be remembered for her kindness, loving dedication to her family, strong Christian faith, and her delicious cinnamon rolls, buns, pies, and cookies. With consideration for Covid 19 restrictions, a private family memorial will be held. The service will be livestreamed at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 2, 2021 on Boulger Funeral Home’s website.

Memorial contributions are encouraged to Horace Lutheran Church, KFNW Radio, or the charity of your choice.


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22 responses to “Donna Johnson”

  1. Larry Peterson says:

    Our condolences. The group is all together now.

  2. Deb Soland says:

    So sorry for your loss.
    Donna is the last of the 3 musketeers.
    (Maggie, Carol and Donna).
    Donna shared the love of Jesus in all areas. Of her life.

  3. Sarah Austin ( Nelson) says:

    Aunt Donna gave me childhood memories that remain my fabric: faith anf fun. Looking forward to Heaven with her. Much Love, Comfort to the Family.

  4. Pam Fergus says:

    Donna was a frequent visitor at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, and helped wrangle four of her energetic grandsons in the Central nursery. She was always a lovely person who laughed easily and often.
    Peace to her family during this difficult time.

  5. Art peterson says:

    A great lady.i have fond memories of you and you’re family.

  6. Pam Liebenow says:

    My deepest sympathies to Donna’s family. Grateful to have known her.

  7. Sherry Rekken says:

    My deepest sympathies to all of Donna’s family; Kay, Ann, Marty, Susan, Doug, Janet, Jeff and all the grandchildren. You had a wonderful mom and grandmother. I can see her smile still and hear her laughter. She was a faith-filled and joyful lady. She will now join all those great Horace people that we loved so dearly. Gods Blessings for comfort and peace.

  8. Roger and Judy Rustad says:

    Sending sympathy and prayers to your family.🙏🙏🙏🙏

  9. Ginny Qualmann says:

    Aunt Donna’s sweetness always melted my heart. Bless her dear soul!

  10. Bonnie Augusta says:

    I know Uncle Goodwin has Aunt Donna in a big bear hug right now. My condolences to all of my cousins at this sad time.

  11. The Don Freed Family, Chad, Ericka, Lola and McCrae Urness says:

    Our deepest condolences to Donna’s family. She was a kind, generous woman that always made everyone feel special.

  12. Chuck Schoephoerster says:

    Our condolences and sympathies. praying for you all in the midst of your loss.
    Chuck and Lynn Schoephoerster

  13. ElsaBeth Crohn says:

    Dear Janet and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. It’s a loss that is never replaced. I enjoyed your Facebook postings and could see how loving and close you were. May her memory be a blessing.
    With love, ElsaBeth Crohn

  14. Roxanne Westman says:

    Donna was a special woman. She showed and lived a Christian life. A true display of serving others. Back in the 80″s I ran a small daycare out of my house, one afternoon a week Donna would come over for the afternoon and stay with the kids so I could grocery shop, because of that we became great friends. Praying for each other and our families. She prayed for endless hours for husband; that we would accept Jesus into his life. Right before Goodwin passed away, Donna called me with pure joy and excitement. Through her tears and crying I was able to find out that Goodwin told Donna that he believed Jesus was the son of God and he wanted Jesus in his life.
    I know that Donna made an impact wherever she lived. So glad for her that she is now home.

  15. Collette Vetsch says:

    Sorry to hear if Donna’s passing. It’s really hard to loss a parent. Rest in pease Donna .🙏

  16. Janet Luptak says:

    To her family, please accept my condolences. I would see her in church all the time and being active.

    I am sending my prayers to be with all of you at this time of loss.

  17. Diana Biebighauser (Dede Bunker) says:

    Sending my deepest condolences and sympathies. It was so clear from the pictures I would see on Facebook how beautifully close you were with your mom and how deeply she was loved…I know this will be a huge loss, my heart goes out to all of you.

  18. Gena Nelson says:

    Loving her and her family. Blessed memories.

  19. Cheryl Johnson says:

    God gave his wings for his angel to fly home. Donna was so special to our family; she was so much more than a next door neighbor but a true friend. We both loved to hang out our clothes so we would ‘meet at the clothes line’ for many talks. She was always willing to help anyone. Rest in peace dear friend you will truly be missed.

  20. PAM LIEBENOW says:

    What a beautiful photo tribute to your mom!!!! My sympathies again to the Johnson Family.

  21. Karen Sevigny says:

    My deepest condolences to all the family and friends that Donna has left behind. I am so blessed to have known her. May your memories of her be an ongoing blessing. And may she now revel in the glory in heaven, that she richly deserves!

  22. Diane McCarthy says:

    Ann and family. I am sorry for your loss. The memory video of your mom is beautiful. You can see she was all about her family. Her service was very nice as well. Ann, I see a lot of your mom in you. Lifting each of you in prayer for healing, comfort and peace. Blessings.

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