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Richard Johnson

February 22, 1929 - October 30, 2014


5:30-7:00 P.M. Friday, November 7, 2014 at Augustana Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, MN

1-2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Augustana Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, MN.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Friday, November 7, 2014 at Augustana Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, MN.

Funeral Service:

Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Augstana Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, MN.


Private family interment at a later date.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Richard Johnson

February 22, 1929 - October 30, 2014


Richard (Dick) H. Johnson, 85, of Fargo N.D. died Thursday October 30, 2014 at Bethany at 42nd surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years   Opal. He was preceded in death by his parents Ted and Mabel Johnson, special sister in law Marjorie and great grandson Andy Geng. 

Dick started his career at Northrup aircraft in Torrance, California where he was inspector for canopies in aircrafts. They lived there for 5 years. From there he moved his family moved back to Minneapolis and worked at Anderson Automatic machine shop. Family trips were regularly made to his parent’s farm at Deer Creek, MN and the cabin on Fish Trap Lake. Dick loved to hunt & fish; passing his passion for both down to his kids and grandkids.  In 1976, the family moved to Fergus Falls working as Quality Control Inspector at King Machine, Inc. This wonderful community offered many opportunities for hunting & fishing and the wonderful chance to watch his kids & grandkids grow in Otter sports. His love for the hockey rink was as strong as his passion for the baseball field. Retiring in 1991, Dick needed to stay busy and started mowing for the city of Fergus Falls at the airport. In the winter months he ran a tight ship for Tim at the “Little Red Barn”. Dick also had the chance to spend one summer as grounds keeper at the YMCA Camp Cormorant, youth summer camp. Dick’s last adventure was driving for Quality Toyota as a courtesy driver; which fit his personality as Dick loved to visit. Dick & Opal moved to Fargo, ND the fall of 2013.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Opal Johnson, of Fargo, ND. Children Cheryl (Dan) Geng, Nowthen, MN, Shiela (Nick) Susick Blaine, MN, Ric (Marcia) Johnson, Fergus Falls, MN, Chris (Lisa) Johnson, Fergus Falls, MN and Scot (Kara) Johnson, Fargo, ND. Grand Children Patrick Susick, Joey (Keely) Susick, Corey (Carissa) Geng, Devin (Ann) Geng, Kiernan Johnson, Karlyn Johnson, Mic Johnson (Lisa Gorr), Haily Johnson. Great Grandchildren Elle & Lily Susick, Cooper and Macie Susick, Max & Kendall Johnson, and Kellen Geng, and brother, Walter Johnson.

The family would like to thank the wonderful CNA’s, Nurses and office staff at Bethany at 42nd that treated Dick with care and dignity.


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8 responses to “Richard Johnson”

  1. Kirk and Patty Sjolie says:

    Dent MN
    We just learned of Dick’s passing and wanted to share our condolences to Opal and the family. When we think of hockey games I don’t know that we ever watched one in FF without Dick and Opal’s presence. I always looked forward to a hug from Dick at Jake and Megan’s games! What a great guy – he will be missed. We are thinking of you.
    Love, Kirk and Patty

  2. Cymthia Paige says:

    Jax FlTo Mr. Johnson’s wife and family. I am deeply sorry to hear about your loss. May you draw strength from God who sees your pain and invite you come to him in prayer so he can comfort you … Jeremiah 29:12.

  3. Tiffany Knutson (Birch) says:

    Fargo ND
    I had the pleasure of meeting Dick at Sanford when he came in for his lab work. While chatting with him one day, I found out he had known my dad and had been coffee buddies with him on an occasion or two. I always looked forward to seeing and visiting with him. He will be missed dearly. My sincere sympathy goes out to Opal, and his entire family.

  4. Sandy Watterud says:

    rothsay mnMy Sympathy to you Ric and Chris and your family on the passing of your Dad..He was a neat guy and will be missed….

  5. Sandy Buchholz says:

    Shakopee MN
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,he was a very special man.

    lots of love

    Sandy Buchholz

  6. Lori and Dean Thorsen says:

    Dalton So sorry for your family’s loss. I will remember Dick for his smile and his love for people in the community. He always made you feel like a long lost friend any time you’d see him. Always happy to see people, share a smile and visit! One thing is for sure, Dick knew how to live life…with a thankful heart and love for people. May our loving Father be a source of peace for you now.

  7. Mavis Samuelson says:

    Fergus Falls Minnesota
    Opal and Family,

    My sympathy to you and the family. Just read in the Daily Journal about “Dick’s” passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers and may God be with you and comfort you during this difficult time.

    Mavis Samuelson

  8. kellen geng says:

    im kellen geng and i loved my great grand pa there’s a cool story about him there was this corn dip salsa thing made for some chips to go in but he just started eating up with a spoon because he thought it was a salad and it was really funny

    btw im 10 yrs old in 2019 aka when this was written

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