Janet "Jan" Johnson

Janet's Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed below:
Janet Leslie Johnson, 83, Fargo passed away Monday, March 21, 2022 at Sanford Hospice House, Fargo. Jan was born March 30, 1938 at home in Ayr, North Dakota to Peter and Eva (Lloyd) Beattie. She attended school in Ayr before graduating from Moorhead High School in 1956. She went on to graduate from Jamestown College with a degree in Social Studies. She met and eventually married Donald Johnson on December 19, 1959 in Moorhead, MN. She worked at the State Hospital in Jamestown for a short time before becoming a stay-at-home parent when her oldest child Mark was born. To this union, 3 other children were born; Leslie, Lisa and Doug. She went back to work various jobs later in her career including for, North Dakota State Health Department, W.I.C. and Cass County Social Services. She eventually retired from Cass County Social Services but failed in retirement and went back to work various retail jobs. Golfing was one of her main hobbies and she loved to do it. She was a member of a women’s golf league and organized a weekly Mahjong game with friends. She enjoyed traveling and wintering in Texas and Arizona with Don. Her favorite memories were the trips down to Dallas with her family. She is survived by her four children; Mark (Kathleen) Johnson, Colleyville, TX, Leslie Johnson, Fargo, ND, Lisa Johnson, Fargo, ND, Doug (Katie) Johnson, West Fargo, ND; six grandchildren, Kellan (Kelli) Teske, Sioux Falls, SD, Chance (Julie) Teske, Grafton, ND, Ryan Johnson, Colleyville, TX, Rachel Johnson, Colleyville, TX, Jada Johnson, West Fargo, ND, Keagan Johnson, West Fargo, ND; great-grandson, Kyler Teske, Sioux Falls, SD and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald in 2017; siblings, Gardis Mundt, Jaci Mundt, James Beattie, Robert Beattie and Geri Arneson. Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. The service will be live streamed on Boulger Funeral Home’s website. Janet's Video Tribute can be viewed below:

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  1. We were so sorry to hear that Janet has passed away. She was a special mom and a great person. We send our condolences to the entire Johnson family.

  2. When I first began working for Cass County, Jan and I had offices next to each other. She was always so warm and welcoming and always had a smile. So sorry to hear of her passing. She was a great lady. Sending prayers to her family!

  3. We are so saddened to hear today of Jan’s passing. We haven’t been in contact this past couple of years. We have so many fond memories of our winter days in Harlingen, TX so many years ago now with Jan and Don and then several nights out for dinner with them as well back here in Fargo. She will be missed. Hugs to you all.

  4. Doug and Family,

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  5. I am so sorry for your loss. Jan was such a kind lady to work with. My sympathies to your family.

  6. Vern Krile -1709 25th Ave So-#317-Fargo, ND Sorry to hear of Jans passing-got to know her quite while she worked at Cass County-always had an up beat attitude-I also worked with Don for many years at Dept of Human services-they will be missed-RIP-Thoughts and prayers with you

  7. Sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. I worked with her at Cass County Social Services. Always greeted you with a smile. Condolences to the whole extended Johnson and Beattie family.
    Elaine Ebsen

  8. Johnson family-Sorry to hear of Jans passing-I worked with Don for many years with Dept of human services and got to know Jan while she worked at Cass County-Both were dedicated employees with genuine concern for the less fortunate-RIP-Thoughts and prayers are with you-vern krile-1709 25th ave so-#317,fargo. nd 58103

  9. So sorry to know that Jan has joined her Lord. She made my move to Touchmark easy. Thought me Mahjong. Always had a smile on her face. I was looking forward to a visit this June.

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