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Medrise Johnson

July 04, 1928 - July 18, 2021


July 30, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center

Funeral Service

July 30, 2021
- 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center


Boulger Funeral Home

Medrise Johnson

July 04, 1928 - July 18, 2021


Medrise’s service will be livestreamed below starting at 2:00 PM Friday, July 30, 2021.

Medrise passed away peacefully in her sleep at 93 years of age under the care of Red River Hospice.

Medrise was born on July 4, 1928 to Arthur and Bertha (Rivard) Montplaisir in Horace, ND. She married James R. Johnson on December 31, 1949 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Medrise was a stay at home mom to 7 children and started working at Woolworth’s when her youngest started school. She also volunteered for St. Vincent de Paul. Medrise loved to bake (especially her famous rhubarb pie), sew, and play cards.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; brothers, Normand, Leonard, Virgil (Gus), James, Walter; and sister, Lorraine Beach.

She is survived by her children, Diane Stallman (Gary) of Gig Harbor, WA, Colleen Bostow (Dennis) of Omaha, NE, Paulette Montplaisir of Eugene, OR, Debra of Eugene, OR, David of Fargo, ND, Bruce of Fargo, ND, Elaine (Tim) Kautzman of Fargo, ND; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Kathleen Rasmussen of Phoenix, AZ, and June Langdahl of Phoenix, AZ.


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6 responses to “Medrise Johnson”

  1. Peggy Abrahamson-Syverson says:

    Prayers and heartfelt thoughts to all of you for your loss.

  2. Helen punton says:

    Sincere. Sympathy for your. loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Miriam and Helen

  3. Cindy Ternes says:

    It was a pleasure to serve funerals at the Cathedral with her and coming to her many garage sales. God’s Blessings to your family.

  4. Linda Johnson says:

    Dorothy and I are so sorry for the loss of Medrise, a happy, kind friend of whom we have many fond memories.. Our thoughts are with you.

  5. Brian and Barb Trauman says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time

  6. Beth Poirier Lass says:

    Sorry for your loss.

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