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 Henry “Old Boreholer” Johnson

Henry “"Old Boreholer"” Johnson

Mott, Hettinger County, North Dakota, USA
Death 9 Dec 2012 (aged 72)
Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Unknown
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Henry Johnson, 72, of Deadwood died on Sunday December 9, 2012 at his home. Henry "Old Boreholer" Johnson was born on April 4, 1940, to Fred and Bessie (Adams) Johnson in Mott, ND.
He was raised in the Britton, SD, area, attending school there. He joined the US Air Force at the age of 17. After the service he opened a mechanic's shop at Mitchell, SD, and worked as an equipment operator for Davison County for a time.
"Old Boreholer" moved to Deadwood in 1966, and went to work for Homestake Mining Company for the next 33 years until retiring.
He married Patricia Hohn in Mitchell, and they moved to the hills together. She passed away in 1969. He later married Mary Wieting, who passed away in 1994.
He is survived by his children, Clinton Thompson, David Thompson, Joette Johnson, Shon Thompson, Tim Johnson, and Scott Johnson; brother, Al Johnson; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Patricia and Mary; parents; daughter, Melissa Ann Johnson; two grandchildren; brothers, Walt and Richard; and sister, Agnes.
Visitation for Henry will be on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at the Lead-Deadwood Memorial Chapel in Lead. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 13, at the Chapel with Reverend Mark Phillips presiding.


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