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Donald Melvin "Don" Johnson
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1945
Burleigh County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 2008
Grand Forks
Grand Forks County
North Dakota, USA

Funeral services for Donald "Don" Melvin Johnson, 63, of East Grand Forks, Minn., and the father of Michelle Jerome of Mobridge, will be Thursday, Aug. 21, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, N.D.

Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in East Grand Forks with military honors by the Grand Forks Air Force Base Honor Guard. Stennes Funeral Home of East Grand Forks is in charge of arrangements.

Don died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at the Altru Hospital from injuries sustained in a scooter/automobile accident.

Don was born Jan. 25, 1945, in Bismarck, N.D., the son of Henry and Edna (Goebel) Johnson. He grew up and attended school in Lehr, N.D. Following his graduation from high school, he attended the University of North Dakota and earned his BSED degree in music education, graduating in 1968.

On July 30, 1967, Don was united in marriage to Marlys Walz in Pettibone, N.D. In July of 1968 Don joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in Okinawa, Rapid City, Germany and Belgium. He retired in July of 1988 from the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

In 1975 he attended South Dakota State University, earning a MED in Education Administration. In October of 1988 Don worked at the Cooperative Education Office at the University of North Dakota and was employed there until the time of his death.

He was the choir director and also served as chairman of the Board of Elders at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grand Forks.

Family members who survive Don include his wife, Marlys of East Grand Forks; two daughters, Michelle (Michael) Jerome of Mobridge and Kristen (Joe) Prusak of Grand Forks; six grandchildren, Trevor, Tanner, Kailey and Gabe Jerome, and Shawn and Ryan Prusak; his other, Edna Johnson of Horace, N.D.; one niece, Heather Larson of Fargo, N.D.; one nephew, Zachary Echola of Fargo; and his father and mother-in-law, Rudolph and Katherine Walz of Jamestown, N.D.

His father, Henry Johnson, and one sister, Noreen Echola, preceded Don in death.

The online guestbook is at

Mobridge Tribune Wednesday, August 20, 2008 
Resurrection Cemetery
East Grand Forks
Polk County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: In memory of Scott
Record added: Aug 26, 2008
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Thank you Donald
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 Added: Jul. 21, 2011

- In memory of Scott
 Added: Aug. 27, 2008

- In memory of Scott
 Added: Aug. 27, 2008

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