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Ursal Ferrell (Ward) Johnson

Ursal Ferrell (Ward) Johnson, 91, of Tolna, ND passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Nelson County Health System Care Center in McVille, ND.

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Ursal was born February 15, 1922 in Tokio, ND to George and Jessie (Ferrell) Ward. In 1929 Ursal moved to Tolna, ND with her parents and brother Denzil Ward, sisters Ura, Unice, and Delores. Ursal attended school in Tolna, graduating with the class of 1940. She married Howard Johnson in 1941. The couple lived in McVille, Fargo, ND, Kalispell, MT, and moved to Portland, OR in 1964. Ursal worked as a caregiver for special needs children for many years in Fargo, and as a caregiver for the mentally ill in Montana and Oregon. Ursal was also a wonderful caregiver to her husband, Howard, who passed away in 1984. In 1988 Ursal moved back to the Tolna area to be near family. She was active in the Tolna community, President of the Senior Citizens group, attended American Lutheran Church, and was known for her beautiful crocheted tablecloths and doilies. She loved playing cards and getting together with her many friends and family members.

Ursal was preceded in death by husband Howard, son Blair, 3 infant babies, parents George and Jessie Ward, sister Delores Haas, and brother Denzil Ward.

Ursal is survived by her sisters Ura Lundeby and Unice Forde, and brothers-in-law Sydney Haas and Ted Johnson, as well as many nieces and nephews who loved her. All will miss her wonderful personality and welcoming smile

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in American Lutheran Church, Tolna, ND. Visitation will be one hour prior to services in the church. Spring interment will be in Tolna Cemetery, Tolna, ND.

Arrangements are with Stanley-Iverson Funeral Home of McVille, ND.

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