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Oscar "Bud" Johnson

January 20, 1925 - January 28, 2014


9:30-10:30 A.M. Saturday, February 1, 2014 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, West Fargo, ND.

Funeral Service:

10:30 A.M. Saturday, February 1, 2014 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, West Fargo, ND.


Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Oscar "Bud" Johnson

January 20, 1925 - January 28, 2014


Oscar “Bud” S. Johnson, 89, Fargo passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Fargo.

Bud was born on January 20, 1925 to Oscar Sr. and Stella (Ness) Johnson in Trail County, North Dakota. He attended school in Twin Valley, MN before going to work on various farms in Norman County. He was drafted into the U.S. Army on June 20, 1946, serving in the Korean Conflict.

He worked as a farm laborer in the Maddock area for a few years where he met and married Dorothy Tandeski. Dorothy passed away in 1975.

He moved back to the Fargo/Moorhead area where he managed gas stations, worked for Silverline boat company and did various jobs before meeting his current wife Diane Dietz. Oscar retired in 2007 and remained living in Fargo until his passing.

Oscar always enjoyed work. He was a “jack of all trades” and enjoyed helping people when they needed it. He had a great sense of humor and always had a smile on his face.  

Bud is survived by his wife of nearly 22 years, Diane, Fargo, ND; children, Karol (Gary) Roshau, Killdeer, ND, Melinda (Norman) Elsbree, Great Mills, MD, Roger Johnson, Fargo, ND; sister, Shirley Peters, Oakes, ND and 3 grandchildren, Jason Roshau, Rachel and Josh Elsbree.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Evelyn Mahle, Dorothy Strommen, Violet Johnson, Colleen Johnson and brother, Merelyn Johnson.


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  1. Jayne Peters Coupland says:

    Orlando FLI will always remember my kind and gentle Uncle who always told me ‘Janie, you are just like your Dad’ and we would laugh at that. Though I did not see much of you in the last few years, I always tried to visit only for a little while when I came up north. Uncle Bud, you were a good person and I am glad you are part of my family. My thoughts and prayers go out to the rest of your family as I know you will be terribly missed.

  2. Kay Self Stevens says:

    Waubun Minnesota
    I am sad to see another of our “cousin’s” passing and wish to send you our deepest sympathie’s. I didn’t know Bud very well as he was one of the older cousin’s but whenever I was around him, he was such a nice, quiet person with a gentleness about him. I am so sorry for all of you because losing two siblings/family members within months of each other is so sad. We are south right now but know that we will be there in spirit along with all of you.

  3. Melinda (Lindy) Elsbree says:

    Great Mills MarylandWe little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.In life we loved you dearly,in death we do the same.It broke our hearts to lose you.You did not go alone,for part of us went with you,the day God called you home. You left us peasceful memories,your love is still our guide,and thoughwe cannot see you,you are always by our side.Our family chain is broken,and nothing seems to be the same.But as God calls us one by one,the chain will link again! My daddy,was always smiling and he was brave to the last breath he took,just knowing that I could say I love you was a gift ill treasure always!! I LOVE YOU daddy and you are my star in heaven!! Lindy xoxoxox

  4. jason roshau says:

    Dickinson North Dakota
    Everyone is in my prayers and thoughts in this time of loss , and pray Oscar has a great trip into his next life with the Lord ,

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