December 17, 1921 ~ April 11, 2012
Keith L. Johnson, 90, Fargo, formerly Ayr, N.D., passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo.
Keith Leo Johnson was born on December 17, 1921 at Page, N.D., the son of Clark and Eva (Knowles) Johnson. He grew up in Ayr and graduated from the Ayr High School. Keith attended North Dakota State University. He married Connie Syverud on May 6, 1942 at Rock Island, IL. The couple lived in Davenport, IA. They moved back to Ayr in 1943. Keith was a Mobil Oil distributor for many years in Ayr and Fargo until his retirement in 2003. Following his retirement, he moved to Fargo and enjoyed watching a variety of sports including Bison football and basketball games, and the Minnesota Twins. Keith served as President of Bonanzaville and was a member of the North Dakota State Historical Society.
Keith's lifetime passion was collecting antiques. He spent many years renovating a number of buildings in Ayr and enjoyed providing tours to friends and various organizations.
He is survived by his sister Joy and brother Gary, both of Fargo, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Connie and son Lonnie, his parents, and two brothers, Marvin and Beverly (Chug) Johnson.