Maxine L. Johnston

Aug. 23, 1931-Aug. 19, 2018

Maxine L. Johnston 86,

Fargo, formerly of Minot,

died Sunday, August 19,

2018 at Rosewood on

Broadway in Fargo.

Maxine L. Hauge was

born on August 23, 1931,

a daughter of Floyd E. and

Lillian B. (Pederson)

Hauge in Epworth, ND.

She was raised and edu-

cated in the Van Hook

and New Town, ND area

where she graduated from

Van Hook High School in

1949. She furthered her

education by attending

Minnesota Business Col-


In March of 1958, Max-

ine was united in mar-

riage to Loren Stenson. To

this union three children

were born. The couple

later divorced.

On November 4, 1988,

Maxine was united in

marriage to Kenneth L.

Johnston. They made

their home in Minot,

where she worked as a

CNA at a nursing home,

for the Dakota Boys Ranch

and Assembly of God day-


Maxine was a member

of the Bethlehem Luth-

eran Church, Peace Luth-

eran Church, and First

Lutheran Church. She

was always active with

the Ladies Aid and served

as a Sunday School teach-

er. Maxine was a PTA

member and a member of

the Sons of Norway.

Maxine’s greatest joy

was being a mother. Her

children were always her

priority. Maxine had a

great sense of humor and

loved to laugh. She also

enjoyed dancing to old

time music, being on the

farm-riding horse and col-

lecting rocks, doin stitch

work, learning about heri-

tage and connecting with

relatives in Norway. Max-

ine had a sincere love for

her family and friends

and will be greatly


Maxine is survived by:

Husband of 29 years, Ken;

Children: Vince (Malissa)

Stenson, Lee. (Tammy)

Stenson, Jana (Brian)

Stenson Kreie; Six grand-

children: Adam (Kristin)

Stenson, Taylor Stenson,

Kelsey (Curtis) Watson,

Cole (Clara) Stenson, Jace

Stenson, Jule Stenson;

three great-grandchildren:

Ryker, Maizy, and River;

one sister: Janis (Arden)

Thompson; a niece,

several nephews and

cousins also survive.

Maxine was preceded

in death by her parents

and a brother Floyd “Ter-

ry” Hauge.

Visitation: Friday, Au-

gust 24, 2018 one hour

prior to the service at the


Funeral Service: Fri-

day, August 24, 2018 at

1:00 pm at First Lutheran

Church, Minot.

Burial: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Memorials may be

given in Maxine’s name to

the Dakota Boys and Girls

Ranch or First Lutheran

Church of Minot.

Thompson Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.