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Wayne Johnson

Wayne H. Johnson, 86, of Scranton, ND was called home to be with his Lord on August 24, 2012 at the Elm Crest Manor in New Salem, ND, where he was lovingly cared for in his last days.

Wayne Johnson

Posted on August 30, 2012

Wayne H. Johnson, 86, of Scranton, ND was called home to be with his Lord on August 24, 2012 at the Elm Crest Manor in New Salem, ND, where he was lovingly cared for in his last days. Funeral Services for Wayne were Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Scranton. Pastor Mary Peterson officiated with burial following in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Scranton. Visitation for Wayne was Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at the Krebsbach/Kulseth Funeral Home Chapel.

Wayne was born June 25, 1926 in Reeder, ND, the son of Herman and Vera (Anderson) Johnson. He was raised on a farm by Ralph, SD. He started school in Ralph then attending Gascoyne and Scranton schools graduating in 1945 from Scranton High School. After graduation, Wayne enlisted in the Army serving in Vokohama Japan. Wayne was honorably discharged on April 28, 1947. He returned home to purchase the Bliss farm where he farmed and ranched. On July 17, 1948 he married Ramona Peterson. To this marriage four children were born; Mona, Jawayne, Curtis and Jeffrey. In 1963, Wayne and Ramona purchased the Fugelstein farm north of Scranton. Wayne loved to work with cattle and horses and he loved to hunt. Because of his love for hunting, he and friends made several trips to Canada where they hunted moose and bear. He had a passion for attending many auction sales with his best friend Kenny Fisher. He loved his family and worked hard to take care of them. In 1996 Wayne and Ramona semi-retired and moved into Scranton. He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church board and the Peace Lutheran Cemetery Board. Wayne also served on the Bowman County Weed Board and the Adams Farm Mutual Insurance Board. He was a member of the American Legion and the Sons of Norway. Wayne is survived by his wife, Ramona of Scranton; two daughters, Mona (Marwin) Stafford of Scranton and Jawayne (Tom) Sahr of Dickinson; two sons, Curtis (Cheryl) Johnson of Littleton, CO and Jeff Johnson of Bismarck, ND; six grandchildren, Todd (Susie), Tami (Doug), Jason, Bridget (Carl), Jeff and Kristen; 11 great grandchildren, Zachery, Lucas, Kirby, Katie, Aiden, Kenna, Keiren, Reagen, Masin Kate, Miles and Faith; one brother, Bryce Johnson and many nieces and nephews. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Vera Johnson, mother-in-law, Ione, father-in-law, Roy, brother-in-law, Ernie Fiene, sister-in-law, Gloria Deutscher, and brother-in-law, Doug Deutscher, sister-in-law, Annie Johnson. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Krebsbch/Kulseth Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.