Edna Elaine (Skjervem) Johnson, of Park River, formerly of Fordville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 3rd at First Care Health Center in Park River, ND, at the age of 91.
Edna was a kind and quiet person who focused on family and friends. She enjoyed family get-togethers and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Edna was born on November 22, 1928, in rural Fordville, ND, to Edwin and Melvina (Enerson) Skjervem. She graduated from Dahlen High School in 1946. She went on to earn a teaching certificate at Mayville State University. Edna taught at country schools before she married Gerald Johnson in 1951. The couple had 4 children and lived in rural Fordville where they farmed until 1986. After the children were grown, Edna worked as a CNA at the Sunset Home in Grafton, ND. After retiring she lived in Park River.
Edna was an active and dedicated member of the Quale Lutheran Church, Quale WELCA, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Edna is survived by her children David (Cathy) Johnson of Park River, Ellen Meyer of Grafton, Lynn (Connie) Johnson of Grafton, and Kevin (Kelli) Johnson of Dahlen; brother Leland Skjervem of Grand Forks; sisters Alice Fontaine of Grand Forks, and Evy Peterson of Grand Forks; 11 grandchildren: DeeJay (Shannon) Johnson, Mari (Jaime) Bennington, Kristen Johnson, Lana (Jay) Nicholas, Jason (Amber) Meyer, Jared Meyer, Jackie (Justin) Vanderlinden, Katie (Alex) Stock, Jessica (Robbie) Braathen, Nicholas Johnson, and Kaylee (Andrew) Glaser; and 15 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by husband, Gerald Johnson; brothers Oris Skjervem and Kenneth Skjervem; sisters Clarine Agre and Helen Marcks; and her parents.
Due to the Covid19 crisis, a small family burial service will take place at the Quale Lutheran Church cemetery with Larry Omdahl officiating. A “Celebration of Life” service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Tollefson Funeral Home, Park River, ND
The family would like to thank Dr. Johnson and the First Care Health Center hospital staff for their dedication and care.