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It is with great sadness that the family of Max Bert Johnson of Walhalla announces his passing on January 17, 2018 in Grand Forks, ND, at the age of 27 years. Max will be sadly missed by: his father Al Johnson, Al's partner Angie George, siblings Sam and Tess Johnson, his sons Toby and Ty Johnson, Max's life partner Ashley Holt and her daughter Taryn Nelson, maternal Grandparents Mac and Pat Susag, Allen Zuther and Diane Susag, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Proceeding him in death were his mother, Kim Susag Johnson and paternal grandparents, Bert and Betty Johnson.
Max had an active lifestyle growing up in Walhalla. He kept busy in Cub Scouts, wrestling, basketball, swimming, skiing, four wheeling, Sunday School, going to the lake, snowmobiling, piano lessons, Bible camp, taking care of pets, and spending time with extended family. Upon graduating from high school, Max joined his father in the family farming business.
Max had an infectious laugh and had a tender soul. He loved the Lord and always searched to know the Lord better. He cared for the hurting. He was inclusive. He gave love and acceptance to others freely. He was an encourager. He never judged, never held a grudge, and never paid evil with evil. Max was overwhelmingly loved and will be deeply missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Walhalla Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 24th, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a time of sharing at 6:00 p.m. at the church.
A candle was lit in memory of Max Johnson
Brady, Micah, and Marcus Phelps Jun 30 2022 9:24 AM
My heart goes out to his family and friends. May the Lord extend his hand with angels to comfort those that surely mourn :( He will be missed.
Phil Apr 9 2018 12:00 AM
To Al,Tess and Sam and the entire Johnson family, I was terribly saddened to hear of the loss of your son, brother, grandson, Max. I will forever remember that big beautiful smile he had on his face when I met him. Lean on the rest of your family and your many friends for support. Again, so sorry for your loss. PH
paul hagness Jan 25 2018 12:00 AM
Our prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.
Terry and Sue Boyer Jan 24 2018 12:00 AM
my deepest symathies to you al and all your family members! we will pray for all of you! tom eagan
tom eagan Jan 24 2018 12:00 AM
Sam and Tess, I'm so heartbroken to hear of Max's passing. I remember so well reading him books at naptime while Kim was in Sam's room reading to him so we could get back to decorating. He will always be that precious little boy with a heart of gold just like the both of you. You all are so loved by so many. Your mom made sure of that. Everyone that knew her, loved her and that love lives in both of you. Hold each other tight, it won't be easy but you have each other. Prayers always to you both and your family.
Connie Bowles Jan 23 2018 12:00 AM
Al and Family, I feel terribly sad for you and hope you can find peace in this difficult time.
Clark Robideaux Jan 23 2018 12:00 AM
I am sure he was greeted by his mother Kim and his paternal grandparents Bert and Betty..He now is in great company and the Lord. "Why do all the best people die? When you in the garden which flowers do you pick? THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ones"
John Bergman Jan 23 2018 12:00 AM
Ashley, Taryn, Toby, & Ty. I love you all so much. May you find peace.
Mary Corneliusen Jan 22 2018 12:00 AM
We are so saddened to hear of Max passing. Know that we are praying for you all as you come to grips with this shock. May God bless you and hold you all near.
Chad and Julie Fraser Jan 22 2018 12:00 AM