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Kathleen Johnson

November 24, 1948 — January 13, 2024

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Kathleen Johnson, formerly of Mott, ND, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister passed away on January 13, 2024, at the age of 75 in Bismarck, ND, after a courageous year of battling cancer. She was born in Jamestown, ND, on November 24, 1948, to her loving parents Edward and Esther Borth.

Kathleen graduated from Mott High School in 1966. She furthered her education at Concordia College, earning a teaching degree. Kathleen's passion for teaching led her to various schools in Red Wing and Little Falls, Minnesota, where she left a lasting impact on the lives of her students.

In pursuit of her desire to make a difference, Kathleen spent a year with Campus Crusade at the University of Wisconsin White Water. It was during this time that she discovered her true calling in life - to live a purposeful and meaningful existence.

On July 6, 1974, Kathleen sealed a lifelong commitment to love and companionship as she married the love of her life, Dale Johnson, in Oakes, ND. Together, they embarked on a beautiful journey filled with love, adventure, and shared memories that would last a lifetime.

The couple resided in Mott, ND, for 35 years immersed in the joys of farming. In 2009, they relocated to Bismarck. Kathleen, with her warm personality and nurturing spirit, found immense pleasure in cooking, hosting bible studies, decorating their home, and playing heartfelt music in the church.

Kathleen's dedication to her faith and desire to empower other women led her to teach in women's leadership groups and bible studies. She also found fulfillment as a speaker in the Dakota Woman's retreat. Her ability to inspire and uplift others brought light to the lives of many.

In their retirement years, Kathleen and Dale chose to spend their winters in Arizona, where they found solace in the warm sunsets and the company of dear friends. These cherished memories and experiences created a tapestry of love and happiness in their lives.

Kathleen's passing leaves a void in the hearts of her surviving loved ones, including her devoted husband, Dale Johnson; daughter, Julie (Shannon) Hammeren of Bismarck, ND; sons, James (Tracey) Johnson of Mott, ND, Steven (Molly) Johnson of Story City IA; and Scott Johnson, Phoenix, AZ; eight grandchildren, Jamison, Emily, Katie, Bailey, Eric, Marcus, Jonas, and Henry; and one sister Lori (Walt) Albus, Fargo, ND. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, colleagues, and the countless lives she touched throughout her remarkable journey.

In lieu of flowers please considering making a monetary memorial in Kathleen’s name to Campus Crusade or the Crosstraining Camp.

Funeral services to honor Kathleen's life will be held on Monday, January 22, 2024, at 10:30AM at Gracepoint Church, 205 43rd Ave NE, Bismarck, ND. A visitation will take place 5:00PM - 6:30PM , Sunday, at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 E. Divide Ave, and will continue one hour prior to the funeral service.  Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, 4606 Hwy 1806, Mandan, ND, at 2PM, January 22nd. Friends, family, and acquaintances are invited to join in celebrating the beautiful life of Kathleen Johnson.

May her soul rest in eternal peace, knowing that her legacy of love and inspiration will forever remain in the hearts of those who were fortunate to have known her.


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Service Schedule

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Sunday, January 21, 2024

5:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Eastgate Funeral & Cremation Service

2302 East Divide Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501

Will continue one hour prior to service at the church.

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 22, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Monday, January 22, 2024

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

1825 46th St, Mandan, ND 58554

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