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 Betty Jane <I>Sather</I> Johnson

Betty Jane Sather Johnson

Bagley, Clearwater County, Minnesota, USA
Death 22 Jul 2015 (aged 61)
Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 149684040 · View Source
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Betty Johnson, 61, of Bemidji, MN died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 am, Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Bemidji, Minnesota with Rev. Genelle Netland officiating. Visitation will be 4 – 6 pm Sunday at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji.

Betty was born February 7, 1954 in Bagley, MN the daughter of Claire and Adabelle (Eck) Sather. She was raised and educated in Gonvick, was baptized and confirmed at Samhold Lutheran in Gonvick and graduated from Gonvick High School in 1972. She graduated from the Bemidji Tech School in 1973 with a Dental Assisting Degree and worked in Duluth for 3 years as a Dental Assistant. She married Virgil Johnson on November 15, 1974 in Duluth. They moved to Bemidji where she worked for J.C. Penney, and First National Bank from 1979- 1987. She finished her career at Beltrami County Assessor’s Office from 1987 until she retired in March of 2011. She was a charter member of the Bemidji Eagles Aerie # 351 and a member of Calvary Lutheran Church.

Wherever Betty went or worked, she made her family, friends, and co-workers a priority in her life. She enjoyed taking care of the people she loved and make them feel special. Their lake place was a refuge for Betty, where she could find calm and peace.

She is survived by her husband Virgil of Bemidji,
3 sons- Jeffrey (Rianna) Johnson and their children, Mara and Malea Johnson of Farmington, MN,
Corey (Krystle) Johnson and their daughter Hazel Johnson of White Bear Lake, MN,
Ryan (Janelle) Johnson and their children, Kylee, Kalyn and Koltyn Johnson of Hugo, MN,
4 sisters– Beverly (Jim) Shelquist of Clearbrook, MN,
Shirley (Roger) Bergerson of Duluth, MN,
Susan Willette of Bagley, MN,
Karen (Larry) Halvorson of Bagley, MN,
2 brothers– Chuck (Vicky) Sather of Nisswa, MN,
Tom (Rosemary) Sather of Dilworth, MN,
father-in-law- Donald Hill of Bemidji,
sister-in-laws- Jackie (Tim) Welch, Wanda (John) Baumgartner and Colleen (Roger) Kjos,
numerous nieces and nephews,
Godson– Hunter Gubrud,
and Goddaughter- Claire Baumgartner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, mother-in-law – Ardis Hill, sister-in-law – Patty Tischman and brother-in-law – Greg Willette.




  • Created by: Joan Edmonson
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149684040
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Betty Jane Sather Johnson (7 Feb 1954–22 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149684040, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Joan Edmonson (contributor 46602147) .