Ron Johnson

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Ronald Bruce Johnson (Ron, Ronnie), 63, of Fargo, North Dakota, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at the Veteran's Hospital in Fargo after a long illness.  Ron was born January 20, 1948 in Fargo to Ann and Wilbur (Billy) Johnson and was raised on the Johnson homestead farm south of Hickson, North Dakota.  Ronnie was baptized and confirmed at the Hickson Lutheran Church.    Ronnie graduated from Kindred High School in 1966 and shortly after enlisted in the Navy, following the Johnson tradition of naval service.  He was stationed on two different aircraft carriers near Japan, Hawaii and Vietnam.  He was honorably discharged in 1970.  After his military service Ron worked construction and then began his lifetime career as a truck driver, working for American Freight System and several other trucking firms.  Because of his health he had to retire early.  Ron was a member of the American Legion.

Ron married Carol Fetting in 1982 and together they had a son, Justin.  Carol and Ron were divorced in 1987.

All who knew Ronnie, knew of his passion for motor vehicles of all kinds - cars, especially the classics, motorcycles, snowmobiles and all terrain vehicles.  His love of cars has been passed to his son, Justin. 

Ronnie is survived by his son, Justin, Fargo, and many extended family members who will miss him tremendously.  Ron is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jennings.

The funeral will be Monday, September 19, 2011 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo at 2 o'clock with visitation beginning at noon.  Immediately following the service there will be a committal service at Lower Wild Rice Cemetery, north of Hickson on Highway 81, followed by lunch at the Community Center in Hickson. 

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