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Kirk Douglas Johnson, 64, Bismarck, formerly of Devils Lake, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at CHI St. Alexius Hospital. Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Church of St. Mary, 806 E. Broadway Ave, Bismarck.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck. A vigil prayer service will begin at 6 p.m.
Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Kirk Douglas was born on February 22, 1957, in Devils Lake, the son of Shirley (Cavanaugh) and Henry Johnson Sr. He was raised and attended school in St. Michaels, where he was active in Boy Scouts and excelled on the basketball court during his school year in the ‘70s.
Kirk decided to serve our country and enlisted in the United State Marine Corps. He traveled to San Diego, where his time in the service was cut short after he was injured and received an Honorable Discharge. He then returned to North Dakota .
Kirk worked many different odd jobs throughout his years, but working as a mechanic was his favorite. He enjoyed working on cars, whether it be taking them apart to rebuild them or just fix them up. He enjoyed the challenge. His last job as a self-employed ranch hand. He has resided in Bismarck for the last 10 years.
He had a love for horses and had two horses for over 20 years. Kirk was proud of his heritage and was a fluent Dakota speaker. When he was younger, He loved to powwow dance and also sang at pow-wows. He enjoyed western style dancing.
He will be missed by those surviving him, including his children, Wambdi Johnson, Eagle Butte, S.D., Clark Baker, Fort Totten, Dougie Lone Bear, New Town, Dakota Lone Bear, New Town, and Nolan Johnson, Seattle, Wash.; siblings, Maureen (Perry) Halsey, Bismarck, Windell Johnson, Bismarck, and Pansy (Albert) Johnson, Canada; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tenille Johnson; siblings, Clark, Selma, Adele and Henry, Jr.;