To view a livestream of the service access https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKEBaUVM7H9CNu-98eMfZw
Leonard Johnson, 95, Minot, passed away November 6, 2023, in a Minot nursing home.
Leonard Howard Johnson was born on March 28, 1928, in Minot, North Dakota to Anton and Laura (Kleven) Johnson. He was raised and educated in Berthold and Minot, graduating from Minot High School in 1946. Leonard enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1946 and was discharged in 1948. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Minot.
Leonard married his high school sweetheart, Betty Ann Nelson, on December 5, 1949, in Minot where the couple made their home in Minot and raised their sons, Lance, Levi, and Lindsey.
Leonard attended barber school from 1948-1949 in Fargo, North Dakota. He owned and operated a barber shop called “The New Image” in Minot, serving clients for 50 years. He retired in 1997. His later years were spent as a resident of the Wellington, now known as Minot Lodge Senior Living, where he valued the memories and the relationships made during his time.
Leonard was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Minot where he served as an usher. Additionally, he was a member of the Elks Lodge and served on the North Dakota Barber’s Board. His hobbies included golfing and fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
Leonard is survived by his sons, Levi (Peggy) Johnson, Fargo and Lindsey “Inky” of Oklahoma City, OK; grandchildren, Cheyenne (Ryan) Jundt, Fargo, Coley (Melissa) Johnson, Caden (Jennifer) Johnson, Denham Springs, LA; great-grandchildren Keaton and Karden Jundt, Madelynn, Dylan, Baylen, Somie and Vitt Johnson; brother, Willard (Bill) Johnson, Wyoming and sister-in-law Bonnie Johnson, Williston along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Betty Ann; parents; son Lance; brothers Bloyd, Roland, Arnold, Donald, Alvin, Melvin, Gerald and eight half brothers and sisters Kleona, Tilly, Adeline, Annie, Amanda, Lawrence, Johnny, and Joe.
Our family would like to extend a special thank you to Steve and Lori Mosser and Ray Johnson for being our visiting angels.
Service to Celebrate Leonard’s Life: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2023 in Zion Lutheran Church, Minot. To view a livestream of the service access https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKEBaUVM7H9CNu-98eMfZw
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
Visitation: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the family or Minot Lodge Senior Living (previously known as The Wellington).