Paul Johnson

paul johnson

Paul "Uncle Paul" R. Johnson, 69, Fargo, ND died Thursday, December 2, 1010 in his home.

Paul was born January 1, 1941 in Valley City, North Dakota to Lydia & Arthur T. Johnson. The first baby born in Barnes County. The family moved to Fargo when Paul was two. He attended Agassiz School from 1st grade thru the 9th grade. He graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1958. He attended NDSU briefly before moving to St. Paul, MN. He played the violin in the FM Symphony Orchestra.  He joined the Navy in 1964 and served on numerous ships in many areas all over the world. Their duty during the Vietnam War was to pick up downed pilots but not to engage in fighting. He obtained the rank of Senior Chief. Following his service he moved to his lake home on Round Lake, MN. He worked for Zorbaz  on Ottertail Lake. He moved to Fargo where he managed the Heritage House for a brief time, then worked at NDSU in maintenance.

Paul enjoyed being with people and could converse with all ages.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Arthur T. Jr. and Garfield and a sister, Loretta Sheppard

He is survived by two sisters, Wanda Beattie , Ashville, Ohio and Angie (Art) Jore, Fargo, ND; and one brother Erle Johnson of Frisco, TX. and many nieces and nephew.

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  1. Fargo ND
    Paul was a person who gave of himself. He enjoyed bringing down treats to the Block Six staff and sharing his sense of humor. Paul was such an interesting person to listen to. He would come into my office and we would chat for hours. It won’t be the same at Block Six without Paul.

  2. Paul, I will so miss our weekly visits! I loved visiting with you about our love of travel and downtown. You were such a kind and generous man, you will be missed by many!

  3. 13505 Berlin GermanyMay God comfort all the mourning family members with the conviction that love endures – forever.

  4. Stopping by the HoDo on the spur of the moment won’t be the same, knowing for a fact that you won’t turn up. Thanks for the stories and the hospitality … you’ll be missed.

  5. fargo Paul was a wealth of knowledge. A kind and generous man who was a pleasure to be around. He will be greatly missed. Steve Severson

  6. Paul, I will miss your kind words and the fun we would have when you would come and visit the Wound Center. I know I speak for the entire group when I say that you will never be forgotten! Rest In Peace my friend. I will miss you.

  7. fargo ndso glad you were my friend. i will always miss your stories, your generosity, your friendship. you are loved by so many people. you will be forever in our hearts and memories. love you

  8. Fargo ND
    Uncle Paul, you were truly everybody’s Uncle and friend. Your kind spirit and generosity is what I remember you most for and of course your feisty nature and sense of humor. You will be missed by many and your passing is so very sad. 🙁 I think we can all say, though, that you’re somewhere better, without your scooter and pain free, sipping on a gin-n-tonic. Here’s to you Uncle Paul! You are loved!

  9. Philadelphia PAPaul,
    We will always fondly recall your presence, and your stories, at the HoDo in Fargo on Friday nights, and your warm hospitality at Round Lake gatherings.

    Your constant generosity and genuine friendship made you beloved in so many hearts. Rascal that you were at times, your kindness touched so many lives, and we miss you very much, my friend.

  10. Fargo ND
    Will always remember your stories, sense of humor, love of travel, and some wonderful times at Round Lake and also at the HoDo. You are missed and will be, Paul.

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