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Odean E. Johnson


     Odean E. Johnson, 60, of Hensel, ND passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the First Care Health Center, Park River, ND. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Vikur Lutheran Church, Mountain, ND.

     Odean Emil Johnson was born August 28, 1958 to Carl and Gudrun (Byron)Johnson. He grew up in Mountain, ND, where he attended school. Odean worked for area farmers for many years. He worked construction with Steve Nupdal for several years as well. He took pride in being a hard worker. In 1983, he married Janet Thompson, the mother of his children Krista and Sarah.
     Odean enjoyed cars, motorcycles, camping, fishing and being outdoors. He had a love for all animals, not just the tasty ones. Over the years, Odean's friends and personality aided him in collecting a
number of shirts with humorous sayings on them. He could often be found wearing them at inappropriate times. Odean loved a good joke. His laugh was contagious; you could pick it out in a crowded room. He had a big heart and would help anyone who asked.

     He is survived by his daughters: Krista Johnson, Valley City, ND and Sarah Johnson, Lakota, ND; siblings: Karen (Garnett) Fraser, Walhalla, ND, Robert (Lou Ann) Johnson, Cavalier, ND, Sammy (Debbi) Johnson, Edinburg, ND.

     Preceding him in death were his parents.



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I am sorry for the family's loss. Prayers

Allen Vandal Dec 24 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Odean Johnson

Elizabeth ann Byron Sep 29 2019 12:00 AM

RIP Odean. It was a long time ago that you were walking the halls at CHS with a twinkle in your eye. Always wondering whats next.

Gail McDonald Fernandez Jun 22 2019 12:00 AM

To all of Odeans family . . . my deepest sympathy and prayers. Although I only worked with Odean one summer in the mid 70's, it was a very memorable time and those memories of him are still with me after over 40 years. He made a lot of hard days at work go fast with his smile and humor. And on the weekends he was the life of the party. RIP my friend.

Mark Clifford Jun 11 2019 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family. Odean will be missed by many. Odean always had a good word, a big smile on his face and a story to tell. Lots of fun times from "school days". RIP my friend.

Mick Bohn-Hudson Jun 10 2019 12:00 AM

Karen, Bob and Sam, I'm sorry to hear about Odean, my prayers and thoughts are with you.

Pandy Hemsher Jun 8 2019 12:00 AM

Odean's Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. No matter when or where you ran into Odean he always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. He greeted you with a Hello and a friendly conversation. God bless his memories-let those who surround you provide comfort, strength and stories that help you through this difficult time. Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray Jun 7 2019 12:00 AM

Lots of fun memories from school in Mountain! My sympathy to Odeans family.

Linda (Einarson) Palmer Jun 7 2019 12:00 AM

God Bless you Odean! My thoughts and prayers go out to Krista & Sarah & the rest of your family! I will remember the good times and there were many of those! You were my brother-in-law for a lot of years & I will always remember you fondly! Say Hi To Rick and Dad from us all and well see you again! Prayers to you all!!

Barb Knudson Jun 6 2019 12:00 AM

Karen,Bob and Sam So sorry for your loss Remember the good times.

Melinda Nygard Jun 6 2019 12:00 AM

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