Laurette Johnson, 77, of Langdon, ND, and formerly of Osnabrock, ND, passed away December 17, 2021, at her home in Langdon.
Laurette was born July 24, 1944, at Olga, ND, to Ovila and Marion (Dauphinais) Charbonneau. She was raised in Olga and educated at Marty South Dakota Boarding School. After school at Marty, Laurette moved to Minden, Nebraska, where she worked in a hospital as an aide for a doctor for about a year then returned home to Olga. Laurette met Melvin Johnson, and they were married on September 14, 1962. They lived in Osnabrock, ND, where they raised their four children. She enjoyed sewing with her mother and sisters, canning, crossword puzzles, camping with her family, and going to the casino with her sisters.
Laurette was a caregiver; she worked at the Good Samaritan Center in Osnabrock for many years. She took care of her mother, Marion, and her father-in-law, Alfred Heinzhoth, after her many years at the Good Sam. She then received her certificate to care for the developmentally disabled.
Surviving Laurette are her children: Mitchell Johnson of Jamestown, ND, Michele (David) Christianson of Langdon, ND, Melissa (Randy) Bakken of Cando, ND, and Melanie (Tim) Westphal of Santa Rita, Guam; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and siblings: Francine (Orin) Soli of Walhalla, ND, JoAnn (Richard) Braget of Walhalla, ND, Mary Lou Byron of Granite Falls, WA, Roberta (Dave) Bearinger of Yankton, SD, Yvonne Charbonneau of Madison, WI, Geneva Gustafson of Fargo, ND, Theresa Malone, Geri Dubort of Wagner, SD, and Larry Charbonneau of Pembina, ND. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Melvin, and many brothers and sisters.
A memorial service for Laurette will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at New Hope Fellowship Church in Langdon, ND.