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Leona Johnson

Leona Johnson, 100, died on October 3, 2017 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Alexandria, MN with family and Hospice care.

Leona was born April 4, 1917, to Laura and Mederic Chaput on their home farm. She attended grade school and then St. Alphonsus High School where she graduated in 1936. Leona then moved to Grand Forks to attend Union Commercial Business School. She returned to Langdon to work at the courthouse where she met Myles Johnson whom she married July 10, 1943. To this union four children- Karen, Kaye, Jeff, and Jerry- were born.

Leona enjoyed life with family and friends. She was devoted to her parents, assisting them in their old age. She and Myles enjoyed many travels in the United States (including Hawaii), Europe and Canada. Leona’s many interests were playing golf, playing bridge, curling and being a member of Homemakers, Catholic Daughters, Altar Society and Christian Women. Leona was a hairdresser, a seamstress, and an excellent cook- entertaining many family members and friends at her dining room table.

Three years after Myles’ death in June 2009, Leona moved from Langdon to live in Grand Forks, St. Cloud and Alexandria, MN. Surviving her are her children: Karen (Bob) Karn, Kaye (Merle) Mikkelsen, Jeff (Bev) Johnson and Jerry (Darlene) Johnson, thirteen grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Hilda Wilhelmi; brothers: Tom (Margie), Mederic Jr. and Wilbert as well as her sisters-in-law, Margaret Lorenz and Anna Chaput. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters:Eva Moos, Annette Prince, Marie Everson; brothers Sylveo and George; sisters-in-laws; brothers-in-laws and nephews.

She loved her family and will be greatly missed. Memorial gifts are preferred to St. Alphonsus Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND with Rosary at 9:00 a.m. and visitation continuing until the time of service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon, ND.

Funeral Service

Saturday, October 07, 2017
11:00 AM

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
209 10th Ave.
Langdon, ND 58249

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My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy over the loss of Leona. May you find comfort in your loving memories and the warmth of family and friends. A scripture that has uplifted many who have experienced such a loss, is found at Revelation 21:4. There it describes a time when death and pain will be gone forever. We will even see our loved ones again who we have lost in death (John 5:28 & 29). It is our hope that these words bring you a measure of comfort during this difficult time as well. Once again, please accept our condolences as you deal with your loss.

Elton Family Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM

Karen,Kaye,Jeff,Jerry, and family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers, as you all are grieving the loss of your mom. I am so happy to have celebrated Aunt Leonas 100th birthday party with you all. I have so many fond memories of your mother she will be deeply missed by all.

Tim Everson Oct 8 2017 12:00 AM


Robert Pung Sr Oct 7 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of the death of your mother. No matter how old your parents are it is so hard to know they are gone. Please accept our condolence, you are in our thoughts and prayers

Mary Lou Schissler Oct 7 2017 12:00 AM

A painting finished the brush put away but the beauty of the work stays For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains. You have my deepest sympathy

John Bergman Oct 7 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts & prayers are with your families. You were so fortunate to have your loving mother with you for so many years creating lasting memories. May God bring you peace in this time of sorrow. Rod & Karen & family

Rod & Karen Wilhelmi Oct 6 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Karen, Kaye, Jeff and Jerry-Your mother was such a lovely woman, a dear friend to so many in Langdon, including my mom. (I like to imagine a heavenly bridge club for their generation.) Heartfelt condolences to you on your loss. God bless.

Kathe Kertz Stanton Oct 6 2017 12:00 AM

Our love and sympathy to all of Leona's family. She was such a sweet lady with a wonderful smile. May God bless you with peace and comfort and you remember with love this very special lady, Leona. With love, Sandy and Bill

Sandy Buckner Oct 6 2017 12:00 AM

Aunt Leona was a wonderful and thoughtful person. She always greeted me with a smile and have fond memories of her.

Linda Brintnell Oct 6 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. May God Bless all of you with comfort during this difficult time.

Cheryl Nyhlen Oct 5 2017 12:00 AM

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