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Clara Johnson, 93, of Northwood, ND passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Northwood Deaconess Health Center, Northwood, ND. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.at Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, rural Hatton, ND. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 28th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Bilden Funeral Home, Northwood, ND. Burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Clara Bergit Beck was born March 23, 1919, at rural Hatton, ND to John and Minnie (Olson) Beck. She attended rural school near Hatton and was baptized and confirmed at Little Forks Lutheran Church.
On May 19, 1940, she married Norris A. Johnson. After their marriage they farmed and made their home in Beaver Creek Township. Norris passed away on October 13, 1988. Clara continued to live on the farm and later moved to Northwood. She was proud of obtaining her driver's license at the age of 73. For the past six years she was a resident of the Northwood Deaconess Health Center.
While a member of Beaver Creek Lutheran Church she held various offices in WELCA and also taught Sunday School for many years serving as superintendent for several of those years.
First and foremost she was a wife, mother, and grandmother. Nothing was more important to her than being a homemaker and raising a family. Her gentle unselfish ways won the hearts of all who knew her. She never put her own needs before others. With a "thank you" she always showed her appreciation for anything that was done for her. Her family was her greatest joy, evident by the smile on her face when her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were around.
Survivors include her children: Verna Stave, Northwood, Wayne (Mary) Johnson, Sharon, ND, Rose (Lynn) Teie, Thief River Falls, MN, Keith (Becky) Johnson, and Leslie (Marci) Johnson, all of Sharon, ND, Brian (Laurel) Johnson, Hatton, ND, and Tammy (Paul) Hofer, Northwood; 20 grandchilden; 16 great grandchildren; siblings: Gilman (Betty) Beck, Northwood, Carl (Darlene) Beck, Fargo, ND, and Shirley Beck, Portland, ND.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; brothers: Marvin, Tilman, Joseph, Einar, David, Thomas, John Jr., and Ernest; sisters: Blanche Amundson and Nathalie Brustad; and daughter-in-law: Patty Johnson.
To the Johnson family, I offer my sincere condolences and hope you all turn to God's word for truth comfort and support during this difficult time (Acts 17:31)
Whitney Oct 1 2012 12:00 AM
I was sorry to hear of Clara's death. She was as stated in the obituary a very decided mom and grandmother. I remember her from my youth and how hard she worked as I guess everyone did then. I am sure Norris and Clara have allot to talk about now... All of you take care. David
David T Walsvik Sep 9 2012 12:00 AM
Skip Evanson Aug 29 2012 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathies to all of Clara's family and friends. May your memories of her comfort you all during this difficult.
Dawn Heskin Aug 29 2012 12:00 AM
I was so sad by the news of Clara's passing. She was one of the most Kindest, giving people in the world.She worked hard all her life and so deserves the rest & reward of heaven.I will be thinking of all of you this day and for days to come.I do know that it is a lonely Journey without them. Take care, Pam Brustad Armstrong
Pam (Brustad) Armstrong Aug 29 2012 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy to all of you during this time. I always loved any time we spent at Clara & Norris' farm -- great memories growing up! Love and prayers to your entire family. Love, Jennifer
Jennifer (Beck) Bolgrean Aug 27 2012 12:00 AM
To the Johnson Families: I was saddened to hear about Clara's passing. I have such "wonderful" memories of her and of your whole family. In reading her obituary- It just reminds me of how her and my mom were very much alike! You are "all" in my thoughts and prayers! I wish I could be there with you-like you were there for our family this past February! Cherish your memories of her! Patti
Patti Brustad- Ahl Aug 27 2012 12:00 AM
We extend out sympathies to all of Clara's family. She was a great humble and genuine person with a life full of faith. Good days to all remembering the good life she lived. Gordie and Jan
Jan and Gordon Peterson Aug 26 2012 12:00 AM
Johnson Family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom/grandmother. Our prayers go out to all of you. Gary & Chris Evenstad Shields
Chris Evenstad Shields Aug 26 2012 12:00 AM
While it's a huge loss for the family, heaven is rejoicing that such an angel has returned. She will be missed. Prayers and sympathies for you all.
Mickey Bambrick Aug 26 2012 12:00 AM