Donald Johnson

admin's picture
Donald E. Johnson

Donald Johnson

Donald E. Johnson, 91, of Brockton, MT, died Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at Minot Health and Rehab, Minot ND. 

His funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, (Mountain Time) Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Faith Free Lutheran Church, Brockton, Montana. Pastor Brandon Marchner will officiate.  Burial will be at Zion Cemetery, North of Brockton, Montana.

Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Williston, ND has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Friends may sign the on-line register and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com

After years of a slow progressing cancer, Donald E. Johnson, age 91, passed away on October 26, 2016 in Minot, North Dakota. He was a man of many stories, friends and great wisdom.

Donald Johnson, known as Don John to some, was born in Benson, Minnesota on March 28, 1925 as an only child to Victor C and Esther Lillian (Anderson) Johnson. He told many stories of how the temperature in 1936 was never above zero degrees for several months. He grew up helping on the family farm. They had milk cows, a few pigs, corn and flax. His mother passed away in 1945 and thirteen years later his father passed away.

In 1960 he came to Montana in his dad’s 1957 Chevy and lived with his Uncle Lloyd Johnson. He worked for $200 a month with room and board. He then purchased his first new vehicle, a 1969 Chevy for $2600, which he still had until he moved in 2012. Don John worked for Don Dahlberg when Jimmy (Jim Dahlberg) was born in September of 1962. Don John met Alf Lien, a local bachelor, while he was working for Don. They became close friends and from the stories he told they had some wonderful times together. From there on he worked for numerous farmers as a farmhand until 2012 when he decided maybe he should move to town to a retirement home, Pioneer Manor in Plentywood. In 2016 he moved to La Casa.

Don John had a shop which he named the “Doctor’s Office” for when Jim’s combine or seeder broke down. Jim could pull into the yard and Don John would be there to help fix.  He also kept watch of the Anderson School House across the road and had a tale or two about the raccoons that were always vandalizing the building. He had a great passion of Farmall H and M Tractors. He will now lie beside his good friend, Alf Lien.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Esther.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet