Jodi Helen Johnson

August 20, 1959-July 3, 2018

After a long and hard

fight against MDS

Leukemia Jodi won. The

cancer didn’t take her; her

body was just too weak to

recover. On July 3, 2018

Jodi Helen Johnson went

to be with her Lord in


Jodi was born on Au-

gust 20th, 1959 to Mona

and Harlan Johnson in

Minot, ND. She was taken

home to the house her

parents built and lived

there until the day she left

this earth. She attended

Harrison Grade School

and graduated from Des

Lacs/Burlington High

School in 1977. She was a

devout Catholic and at-

tended St. John the Apos-

tle Catholic Church. Jodi

had several careers in-

cluding working as head

cook at the Eagles Club,

head chef at the Minot

Country Club and at

K-Mart, Office Max, Edge-

wood Vista and The View.

Jodi was a loving and

giving person who

touched everyone she

met. Her family was the

most important thing to

her and she was our foun-

dation. She adored her

nieces Katie and Emily

and was really their

second mom. Children

meant so much to her and

there are too many to


Jodi found joy in spend-

ing time with people; she

loved doing crafts and

made many for family and

friends. Jodi was a fantas-

tic cook, her chili was the

best in the world, and she

would bake and cook for

friends all the time. She

was a Honkers and Vik-

ings fan.

The best times of her

life were video recording

Katie’s basketball and vol-

leyball career. Attending

Katie’s and Emily’s Christ-

mas programs while they

were in grade school,

camcorder in hand. Jodi

had bragging rights for

Emily being student of the

quarter every quarter

while in high school and

on the Dean’s List in col-

lege and Katie being

Homecoming Queen and

ND Female Athlete of the

Year in 2010. They were

her pride and joy.

Jodi will be remem-

bered most for her loving,

giving, and joyful nature.

Jodi will be with her

family in heaven includ-

ing the entire Johnson

family, which includes

her dad Harlan, Uncle Jim

and Auntie Kay, Aunt

Gloria, Auntie “Lolly”

Lois and Bill Billehus,

Auntie Carol and Uncle

Cletus along with their

parents John and Helen

Johnson. She will be

reunited with her Grand-

ma Julia and Bernard

Bergstad and her Uncle

“Al” Albert and Aunt Pat

along with all her beloved

Great Aunts and Uncles

as well as her brother-

in-law Mark King.

Jodi leaves behind her

mom Mona, brother Jack

(Kevin) and sister Julie

King. Her beloved nieces:

Katie and Emily King as

well as her adopted nieces

and nephew: Presley, Kor-

bin and Addison Zelt-

inger. She is also sur-

vived by her Bergstad un-

cles and aunts as well as

numerous cousins on

both sides of the Johnson,

Degenstein and Bergstad


If attending the funeral,

please wear the color blue

it was Jodi’s favorite.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Saturday, July 14, 2018

at 10:00 a.m. at St. John

the Apostle Catholic

Church, Minot.

Vigil Prayer Service:

Friday, July 13, 2018 at

5:30 p.m. in the church.

Visitation: Friday, July

13, 2018 from noon until

3:00 p.m. in the Thomas

Family Funeral Home,

Minot and from 4:30 p.m.

until 5:30 p.m. in the


Interment: will be in

Rosehill Memorial Park –


Memorials are pre-

ferred to the Hope Lodge –

2500 University Ave SE,

Minneapolis, MN for all

the love and support we

received there.

Those wanting to sign

the online memorial regis-

ter or share memories and

condolences are invited to

use the expressions of

sympathy section at