Eugene A. Johnson, 91, of East Grand Forks, MN died Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the Valley Senior Living Center, Grand Forks, ND.
Eugene Johnson was born August 12, 1929 in Watertown, SD the son of John and Alice (Ahre) Johnson. He graduated from Strandburg, SD High School, and Interstate Business College at Fargo, ND. He served his country in the US Navy from 1951 to 1955. After serving in the military he began working for Great Northern Railroad as a agent telegrapher He married Jeanette Boehnke on June 25, 1960 in Bellingham, MN. They began their life together in Moorhead, MN with Gene working at the US post office in Fargo, ND. With a career decision they moved to East Grand Forks, MN with Gene taking a position as Accounting Supervisor and later Chief Of Housing at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Upon retiring Gene furthered his education and obtained his Realtors license. He sold real-estate for Leawood Realty, Fladland Realty, and Crary Realty before retiring in 2012.
Gene had a love for spending his summer on Big Stone Lake in Ortonville, Mn. His days were filled golfing, fishing, or listening to the Twins play ball. He was a Viking Fan as well.
He is survived by his wife Jeanette of East Grand Forks, MN, 2 sons, Mickey (Cherie) Johnson of Ortonville, MN, David (Rebecca) Johnson of Grand Forks, ND, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, James (Betty Lou) Johnson of Osakis, MN, Douglas Johnson of Brainard, MN, and 3 sisters, Gloria Meyers of Fargo, ND, Donna Rudebusch of Rapid City, SD, and Debbie Beyers of New Richland, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents, and 2 brothers, John and Ronald Johnson.