E. Allen JohnsonE. Allen Johnson, 67, of Grand Forks, ND died Thursday, March 14, 2013 in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.
E. Allen Johnson was born on May 20, 1945 in Grafton, ND the son of Elmer and Esther Johnson. He graduated from Devils Lake High School in 1963. Allen received his Commercial Pilot certificate at Wakefield Flight Service in Devils Lake and graduated from UND in 1969 with a Bachelor degree in economics and political science. He served in the US Navy and received his commission at the Naval Aviation Command at NAS Pensacola in 1969. After being honorably discharged from the Navy he earned his Certified Flight Instructor certificate and was also a Designated Pilot Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. After 10 years as a corporate pilot for Northern Cable TV and Kloster Dakota Franchising he became a flight instructor and lecturer for UND Aerospace. Allen retired in 2011.