Wayne L. JohnsonWayne L. Johnson, 67, of Sharon, ND passed away on May 4, 2013 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND surrounded by his loving family after a courageous eight month battle with ALS. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, rural Hatton, ND. A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 pm prayer service at the Bilden Funeral Home in Northwood.
Wayne was born August 19, 1945 at Northwood, ND to Norris and Clara (Beck) Johnson. He attended country school and then went to high school at Northwood Public School, graduating from there in 1963. After graduation, he farmed on the family farm. He was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1969. He was in the army for two years and was stationed in Aschaffenburg, Germany for one of those years. Following the military, Wayne returned home and continued his passion of farming and ranching with his family. The farm was very important to him where he tended to dairy cows, stock cows, farming, mechanic work/fixing, welding and Vermeer Baler Sales. He married Mary Sondreal on November 24, 1972 at Crookston, MN.