August 17, 2017
- 6:00 PM
August 17, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
August 18, 2017
- 10:00 AM
August 21, 2017
- 1:00 PM
Leon Henry Johnson, 85, of Fargo, ND died August 14, 2017. Leon was born December 8, 1931 in Leonard, ND to Clifford and Marie (Gulland) Johnson. Leon graduated from high school in Leonard, ND, completed his bachelor’s degree from Valley City State College, and received his master’s degree from NDSU.
Leon served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict and was recently part of the Honor Flight.
Leon married Virginia Martin on August 11, 1962 in Chaffee, ND.
Leon worked on the Soo Line railroad before beginning his career in education. He taught in Nortonville, Marion, Finley, Forman and Flasher, ND before retiring.
Annual fishing trips with fellow superintendents, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren were things he looked forward to.
Survivors are his loving wife Virginia of Fargo, ND; son Lance (Dana) Johnson and their children Trey, Tate, and Bo of Fargo ND; Marna (fiancé Mark) Gietzen of Sioux Falls, SD and children Ben (Abby) Gietzen of Watertown, ND and Kristin (Corey) Haisch of Alcester, SD and 6 great-grandchildren; son Neale (Denise) Johnson of Dilworth, MN and their 4 children and 8 grandchildren. Additionally, Leon is survived by his siblings Jerry (Vivian), Lyle (Betty), Rollin (Jeanne), and Carol (Harlan) Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.
Leon was preceded in death by his parents, great-granddaughter Piper Haisch, and brother Allen.
Visitation is Thursday, August 17 at 5-7:00 PM with a prayer service at 6pm at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. The funeral service is Friday, August 18 at 10:00 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will be Monday, August 21 at 1:00 PM in Mandan, ND at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice.