Mona Johnson

mona johnson

Mona Rose Johnson, 57, Fargo, ND, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Essentia Health in Fargo.  She was born on May 4, 1956 in Moorhead, MN to Ronald L. and Theresa (Rheault) Thorson.  She was raised in Fargo, attended Nativity School, and in 1974 she graduated from South High School.  Mona was united in marriage to Michael G. Johnson on April 19, 1975 at Nativity Catholic Church and they made their home in Fargo.

Mona began her employment at Dakota Clinic Pharmacy in 1974 and enjoyed her work there for 39 years. 

Mona was the rock of the family, keeping everything organized, making lists, and getting things crossed off right away.  She was everyone’s best friend, always thinking of other people, and ensuring everybody was included.  Her kind, caring, and helpful nature will be greatly missed.

Mona loved spending time with her husband and sons, especially over a cup of coffee  at the lakes.  She and Mike bought a lake home in 1979 and then built a new one two years ago, where they enjoyed the last summer and fall together during her illness.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Mike; her sons, Ian (Anne Denham) Johnson and Lane Johnson; her brothers, Nickolas (Susan) Thorson and Randy (Julie) Thorson; and  her sister, Yvonne (Joel)  Christoferson, Litchville, ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and nephew, Ryan Thorson.

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  1. New Rockford ND
    I have fond memories of working with Mona at Dakota Clinic Pharmacy many years ago, and would like to share heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends during this difficult time.

  2. Fargo ND
    Mona was the most gracious and caring compassionate person I can recall ever knowing whether doing buisness or socially . She has been taken too early from all and is now a great angel in heaven. RIP Mona

  3. Fargo ND
    So very sad to learn of Mona’s passing.
    A beautiful lady who will truly be missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers to the Johnson family.
    John and Ginny Hicks

  4. Harwood ND
    I also was a classmate from Fargo South high school class of 1974. A person lossed contact thru the years but never forgets your youth. May God hold Mona in his hands and comfort all that morn her death. God bless.

  5. Elbow Lake MN
    Dear Mike and Family – We were so sorry to hear of Mona’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the future. We will miss her cheery smile and laugh.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Orvin and Donna

  6. Glyndon MN
    So sorry to hear the news of Mona.
    Such a beautiful person inside as well as out. I worked with Mona at the clinic for years.

  7. I, too, am saddened at hearing of the passing of Mona. I also knew her through being a fellow employee of Dakota Clinic/Innovis/Essentia since the mid 70’s. Mona has always been a kind and gracious person. How blessed we are to have known her. God’s Peace to you, her family.

  8. Fargo ND
    It will be strange to stop in the Dakota Clinic Pharmacy and not see her behind the counter. She will be missed by the staff and customers.

  9. Fargo ND
    Worked at Dakota Clinic with Mona for years and loved her friendly greeting each time we would meet. Let your memories of this wonderful lady comfort your souls.

  10. Fargo ND
    I am truly sorry to hear of your loss and hope you have the comfort of realizing that your grief is shared by many, and in knowing you will be together again in peace. May God Bless you all.

  11. Lake Havasu City AZ
    Mike, Ian and Lane,

    Words just cannot express our deepest sympathy. I have so many fond memories of the time our families spent together. As a young child to a young adult, I always looked forward to when “The Johnson’s” were coming over for a visit. Mona was such a funny, warm and kind soul. Her smile was pure and her laughter from her heart. May God hold you tight in this time of sorrow, may He be with you when the memories make you smile and when they bring tears.

    We Love You!
    Melanie Jones Torgerson
    Tim Torgerson

  12. Austin TXMike, Ian, Lane, Nick and Family,

    I am so sad to hear of Mona’s passing. I hope all the wonderful memories of her will help you and bring comfort in the days ahead. Thinking and praying for all of you.

  13. I worked with Mona at the clinic for the last 29 years. She always had a smile when I came into the pharmacy. She was a caring person who was so proud of her boys. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  14. Mike, Ian, and Lane, I am so very sorry for your loss. I can not even begin to know what you are going through but I know from having worked with Mona for many years that you guys were the most important thing to her. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. May God be with you and guide you during these most difficult days ahead.

  15. Fargo North Dakota
    Nick , Sue & family,
    Thoughts & PRAYERS are with you all in your time of sorrow.
    Sue, I’ll call you by the end of the week.
    Cherish the memories.

  16. It was with a heavy heart I read of Mona’s death today. I first met Mona as a Mother of her two sons when they were attending South High School. She was an amazing Mother and my last conversation with her at the gym was how so very proud she was of each of them. I also got to know Mona as a fellow gym participant. She was always so positive and even when her health was failing, she had an amazing attitude. I will miss her smiling face at the gym. My deepest sympathy to Mike and the boys.

    Kay VanDenBerg

  17. Fargo ND
    I was deeply sadden to hear of Mona’s passing. I have known Mona since I started employment at Dakota Clinic in 1987. What a truly lovely human being. Always a statement of grace and beauty. Know that THE HEART REMEMBERS MOST WHAT IT HAS LOVED BEST!! May GOD’s Love and Mercy surround you in the days ahead…knowing that dear Mona is now delighting in her heavenly home.

  18. Mona was a wonderful person, her kind beautiful smile made this world a better place. Her passing will be hard to accept by all. Remember the laughs and smiles.

  19. Aurora COMike, Ian, and Lane –

    May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your grief is shared by so many of us. Mona will be sorely missed. May God keep you in his embrace at this difficult time.

    Much love, Deb, Aaron, & Austin

  20. Fargo ND
    We are very sorry to hear of Mona’s passing. We always enjoyed running into her and Mike from time to time around town ever since the high school days.
    She will be missed by everyone that knew her.

  21. Abilene TexasSo sorry to hear of Mona’s passing. I know your hearts are heavy as well as mine. Mona was a wonderful lady and a pleasure to have known. God Bless her and the family.

  22. Stockton CAMona is my classmate from Fargo South High 1974

    I was hoping to reconnect with her this August as well as Yvonne, her passing taught me a few lessons …. True strength is measured from inside, not by physical prowess. Mona thanks for demonstrating that to me as I catch up with your amazing, inspiring life. I was going to call you last week but I guess I’ll just settle for high fiving you next time I see you, I know you will watch over Mike, Ian, Lane, Nick, Randy and of coarse Yvonne.

    We will honor you this summer at our 40 Year Reunion

  23. Fargo ND
    We were so sorry to hear of Mona’s passing. A fellow classmate from the FSH class of 1974, we have lost a beautiful and classy lady. May the love of friends and family give you comfort and faith give you peace. God bless you all.

  24. fergus falls MnLook to the Cross, Mona a great friend, Mother, wife, and sister. I can hear her laugh right now. She was soo much fun to be around. I know she will ride the big Farris wheel with us again soon. The Colling Family.

  25. Moorhead MN
    So so sorry to hear of Mona’s passing … what a loss for anyone that knew this wonderful woman. Prayers sent to her family …

  26. Fargo North Dakota
    My sympathies to Mona’s family and friends. Rest in peace Mona, you are going to be one of God’s special angel’s.

  27. My heart is heavy. What a loss. She met her illness with such dignity and grace. I will cherish the memories of time spent with her, I know her joyful spirit is already bringing light to all who walk the hallways of Heaven. See ya later Mona!

  28. Aiken SCTo the family and friends of Mona Johnson,

    I would like to offer my sympathies for the loss of your loved one. I hope that your faith comforts you at this time. Please read the Scriptures found at Isaiah 25:8, 1 Corinthians 15:26, and Revelation 21:4 that shows how there will be victory over death. I hope that reading them brings you comfort.

    Sincerely yours,

    Deneen Jackson
    One of Jehovah’s Witnesses

  29. Mahomet IlSo sorry to hear the news of Mona.
    Such a beautiful person inside as well as out. We were South High classmates of hers and had alot of fun back then. Thinking of your family and remembering Mona. Our prayers are with you.

    Dave & LuAnn Robberstad

  30. moorhead minnesotaI have worked with Mona for many years and her and I have become good friends. I will miss her so much. Mike and Ian and Lane I am so sorry for your loss. She was and is a great Wife, Mother, Sister and Friend. She had a great attitude towards life, living it to the fullest.
    God Bless
    Becky Buth

  31. Fergus Falls MN
    Mike, Ian, Lane & Nick, we are so very sorry for your loss. Mona is a wonderful person and sister in Christ. We look forward to meeting her again when the Lord calls us home. We love you guys,
    Todd & Rebecca

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