November 02, 2017
- 7:00 PM
November 02, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
November 03, 2017
- 11:00 AM
Remembering the Life of Lynn Johnson
Lynn Steven Johnson, 59, Fargo, ND passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, MT, surrounded by family and friends.
Lynn was born on December 27, 1957, to Edwin and Charlotte Johnson in Moorhead, MN. He grew up with his mischievous brothers and sister on a farm northeast of Kindred, ND. Much of their time was spent pranking friends and family. He graduated from Kindred High School in 1977. Lynn enjoyed working with his hands doing construction, and then transitioned to being a locksmith, working for various companies throughout the years. In 1992, he started Lynn Johnson Lock and Key, developing many friendships with employees and customers.
In 1980, Lynn married former-wife Tammy Olmsted. Together they had three children: Steven, Jennifer, and Joseph.
On August 23, 1997, Lynn married Marilyn Lothspeich at Norman Lutheran Church in Kindred, ND. Lynn and Marilyn loved traveling and having friends over to play cards.
Lynn loved spending time with all his friends and family doing various activities. He could regularly be found playing Pinochle and Texas Hold’em. He especially loved hunting with his two boys, and watching his daughter play softball. He created his own vocabulary and made nicknames for everyone, whether they knew it or not! His grandchildren called him ‘Papa Lynn’ and would climb all over him every chance they got. According to them, he always gave the good candy!
He was a member of Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) and Safe and Vault Technicians Association (SAVTA).
Lynn is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Fargo, ND; son Steven (Lawrele), Bismarck, ND, daughter Jennifer, West Fargo, ND, and son Joseph (Christine), Davenport, ND; grandchildren Elias and Emelia, Bismarck, ND; Andraya and Evalynn, Davenport, ND; Brothers Wayne (Phyllis), Dean (Janet), Gary (Jane), and sister Rita (Drew) Aliperto; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his parents Edwin and Charlotte, and brother Larry.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Boulger Funeral Home, 123 10th St. S. Fargo, ND, 5:00-7:00 p.m., with prayer service at 7:00. Funeral Service will be held Friday, November 3, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Norman Lutheran Church, 16803 52nd St. S.E. Kindred, ND. Burial will be held following the funeral service at Christiania Cemetery in rural Kindred, ND.
Memorials – American Diabetes Association; Norman Lutheran Church