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Corey Johnson

July 01, 1987 - June 06, 2019

Celebration of Corey's Life - Saturday

June 15, 2019
- 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Saturday

June 15, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Corey Johnson

July 01, 1987 - June 06, 2019


Corey J. Johnson, 31, Fargo passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Sanford Health, Fargo.

Corey was born on July 1, 1987 in Fargo, North Dakota. He graduated from Fargo South High School in 2006. During his time in school he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and earned his rank of Eagle Scout in 2006. He went on to graduate from both NDSU and MSUM where he pursued his passion for teaching.

He worked at Green Mill for as long as anyone can remember. He also worked at Horizon Middle School as a paraprofessional for the last few years. Although he was a hard and dedicated worker, he had a passion for traveling the world and experiencing new adventures where ever he went. He traveled to nine different countries and several different states where he was able to rock climb, bungee jump and sky dive and many other adventures.

He loved his family, the family dog Molly, friends, movies and music. He was an avid movie and concert junkie and would go and see any and all movies and concerts. He was a BISON and Eagle’s Football fan.

He fought his illness being Johnson tough and Arends strong. He came into this world pre-mature and departed us too soon.

He is survived by his parents, Rick and Karen (Arends) Johnson; sister, Kaitlyn Johnson, Fargo, ND; brother, Brady Johnson, Fargo, ND; grandparents, Darlene Johnson, Fargo, ND and Glenn (Carmen) Johnson, West Fargo, ND.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Muriel Arends.

Celebration of Corey’s Life: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M.

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.

“I owned every second that this world could give. I saw so many places, the things that I did.” – Corey Johnson


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24 responses to “Corey Johnson”

  1. Diatra Zimbrick says:

    My condolences to family and friends.
    We have all been blessed to have you in our lives.
    I love & will miss you, my fun, music-loving, sarcastic, supportive & beautiful friend.

  2. Rob Gunderson says:


  3. Karla says:

    My deepest sympathy to family and friends of this outstanding young man. Corey was kind, intelligent, giving, full of energy, life and fun. I felt honored to be considered a friend. He was one of the nicest people I’ve met. May all who miss him find comfort and peace in good memories of him.

  4. Austin Maples says:

    Love you Brother.

  5. Rita Lee says:

    I met this amazing human being at the Green Mill. I will forever feel his hugs every single time I entered GM and also when leaving (which was often). Corey you were such a shining star even when you felt like crap. I shall always smile when I think of you!

  6. Podratz says:

    Thinking of you all during this time. May he Rest In Peace. Steve & Jen

  7. Dustin Forrest says:

    Corey, you were a magnificent and incredible human being; sassy and loving all in one. I will ALWAYS remember that incredible smile and heart that you possessed and shared with others. You will never be forgotten and will ALWAYS be loved. Goodbye friend

  8. Susan and Douglas Depyper says:

    We met Corey for only short visits when he came up to his parents seasonal last summer. I felt like I was in the presence of an angel. He was a movie lover like us. One favorite movie of ours, is the Guardians of the Galaxy. He was watching at the time I came into their camper to say good morning and how are things.
    We will remember him when we watch our favorite movie, guardians of the galaxy. We will remember him always as the
    Sweet, young man now as a angel forever watching over his family.

  9. Rose Vargas says:

    Your kindness, your warm heart, your hard work,Intelligence, creativity knowledge, your ability of making things happen and problem-solving the list goes on…..
    You brought “Happiness and Smiles” to the ones that needed it most. You will be missed dearly.
    Condolences to your family and friends and everyone that spent time with you that shared your “Kindness”…
    My prayers are with you and may God Guide you and watch over you.
    You’ll be missed dearly.

  10. Denice Johnson says:

    Rick and Karen & family I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son Corey. My heart goes out to you all, we are sending prayers and hugs to each of you.

    Denice Lammers Johnson

  11. Billi Jo Stevenson says:

    I am so very sorry to hear about Corey’s passing. It’s been a long time since I knew him, but I have some very fond memories of him when he was young and would visit at work with his mom. He held a special place in my heart then and still does. Sending all my love and praying for peace and healing in your time of grief. – Billi Jo (Fontaine) Stevenson

  12. Karen Johnson says:

    Love you Baby…
    Too much


  13. Missy Fairchild says:

    Corey was the most kind, caring, loving person I knew. I miss him dearly. Sending my love & hugs to Rick, Karen, Kate & Brady thinking of you all. Corey love to the moon and back always and forever.

  14. Andy says:

    My heart goes out to you all, Corey surely will be missed by all that he came in contact with. Rip Corey, sadly it’s been years since we last spoke but you have been on my mind much these last few days, wish we could have had just one more movie night ❤️ Sleep well beautiful

  15. Dawn And Bob Kemp says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time!
    Bob and Dawn Kemp

  16. Carey Neiss Schneider says:

    My sincere and deepest condolences. Corey was a wonderful person, and I am thankful to have known him. Many thoughts and prayers to the Johnson family.

  17. Diane Lansing says:

    I remember Corey from the days when he and my son, Ryan, were friends in elementary school. Corey was such a sweet, happy kid. I’m so very sorry that he had to leave this earth at such a young age.

  18. Nick, Brenna, Lily and Quinn says:


    I love you and I am going to miss you!! You have definitely left a bright and wonderful mark on this world. I know you were welcomed by many with wide open arms. I see you maybe doing a little bit of fishing, a whole lot of card playing and definitely checking in to every concert and movie you can imagine! See you on the other side..

    Rick, Karen, Kate and Brady…. love and hugs to you guys!

  19. Carol Beaton says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Corey’s passing. His bright smile and caring personality were his trademark at South High. He packed so much into his short life. May these good memories carry you all through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Johnson family.

  20. Jim and Gail Norland says:

    Our sympathy to you all. Our prayers that God will give you strength each day for healing. He has Corey in his loving arms now. God Bless You All.

  21. Mary Bock says:

    Rick and Karen, I am so sorry over the loss of your son. Hugs and prayers for you both!

  22. Alicia Mittet says:

    Your family is in my thoughts and Prayers! I pray that Cory and Molly are together now healthy and pain free! I will be thinking about you all.

  23. John Floyd says:

    Cory was frist friends in school when i moved to fargo in 4th grade from Florida. He made me like i was always there from day one as got we older grew a part. But you will be missed rest easy my old friend.

  24. Bridget says:

    Think of you often. You are missed Corey.

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