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Ruth Elaine Johnson

May 12, 1929 - May 22, 2012


5-7 PM Friday, May 25, 2012 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hillsboro, ND and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Saturday.

Prayer Service:

7 PM Friday, May 25, 2012 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hillsboro, ND.

Funeral Service:

10:30 AM Saturday, May 26, 2012 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hillsboro, ND.


St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Ruth Elaine Johnson

May 12, 1929 - May 22, 2012


Ruth Elaine Johnson, 83, of Hillsboro, ND died on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 surrounded by family at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Facility in Crookston, MN.

She was born May 12, 1929 in Hillsboro, ND to Walter and Pearl (McNamee) Schultz. She attended school in Hillsboro and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1947. After graduation she attended the nursing program at St. John’s Hospital in Fargo, ND and earned her nursing degree. Ruth became a Licensed Registered Nurse on July 20, 1951 and spent the next 50 years in this profession. The majority of her employment occurred at the Hillsboro Medical Center. Ruth’s hard work and dedication to her profession allowed her to make a difference for those whom she provided care.

Ruth married Merlyn Johnson and two children were born to this union. Ruth enjoyed staying active on the farm; some of her many passions were maintaining her yard and flower gardens. She was a devoted member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and participated in the ladies auxiliary.

Ruth is survived by her sons, Mark (Jill) Johnson of Boulder, CO; Dean (Lisa) Johnson of Caddo Mills, TX; three grandchildren, Kathy (Keith) Skalet of Mims, FL; Jessie (Luke) Forness of Red Lake Falls, MN; and Cody Johnson of Caddo Mills, TX; two step-grandchildren, Whitney Lester of Boulder, CO; and Russell Lester of Boulder, CO; and two great-grandchildren, Keith Jr. and Kaleb Skalet of Mims, FL.

She is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Pearl Schultz; her sisters, Emogene Nysveen, Florence Halverson, Margret Hegland; and her brother, Clayton Schultz.


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  1. Ray and Harriet Gibbons says:

    Bemidji MN
    Our sympathy to your family on the death of Ruth. She was a good person and a caring and capable nurse-I was fortunate to have known her and to have worked with her.

  2. Carolyn Stenseth says:

    I didn’t know Ruth Elaine all that well, but have heard many stories about her from my mother, Ardys Olgaard. I know she will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Carolyn Stenseth

  3. Roxanne Townsend says:

    Chinook MTDean,

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  4. Eleanor Thompson says:

    Grand Forks North Dakota
    My sympathy goes to your family. We spent many times together during my days working in the Hospital office. My daughter got to know you and Dean and his family while spending time at Shalone. Many connections over the years! Bless your memory!

  5. Barb Holweger says:

    crookston mn i will miss rose.. ilove talking to her.. before meals ..she always wanted me to make her oatmeal…and i love to make it for her…my prayers go to the family…rest in peace ruth..amen…i know you are in a better place where you dont have to suffer with pain anymore…..

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