Jeanette E. Johansen

July 23, 1927 – March 1, 2019

Jeanette E. Johansen,

91, Minot, ND, formerly of

Ryder, ND, passed away

Friday March 1, 2019, in a

Velva, ND Nursing home.

Jeanette and her twin

sister Jeanice were born

on July 23, 1927, the

daughters of Carl and

Gunhild (Iverson) Skogen

in Roseglen, ND. They

were raised on the farm

and attended Deepwater

elementary school near

Roseglen and graduated

from Ryder High School

in 1945.

After Jeanette’s gradua-

tion, she worked at the

elevator in Ryder and

moved to Minot where

she worked at Union Na-

tional Bank and attended

Minot State Teachers Col-


Jeanette married Russel

Johansen on December 27,

1945 at Bethany Lutheran

Church in Minot. They

made their home in Ryder

Township, Ward County,

near Ryder, ND. They

lived on the farm for 52

years, before moving into

Minot in 1999. Over the

years she worked briefly

as a CNA in Garrison.

She had a stroke in July

of 2009, and Russel took

care of her for a couple of

years before she moved

into Souris Valley Care

Center in 2011.

Jeanette was a member

of Homemakers, Home

Economics Club, Calvary

Presbyterian Church,

Ryder and the ladies aid

group and taught Sunday

school. She was a 4-H

leader and a member of

the Senior Citizens of


Jeanette loved crafts,

ceramics, painting, knit-

ting, crocheting, ma-

crame, sewing, needle

point, quilting, gardening,

flowers, canning, baking,

cooking, crossword puz-

zles, games, reading, and

loved visiting with people

whether friends, family,

or total strangers.

Surviving family in-

cludes: husband of 73

years, Russel Johansen,

Minot; children, Jan

Bleeker, Victoria, TX; Lar-

ry (Linda) Johansen, El

Dorado Hills, CA, Colleen

(Larry) Sorenson, Minot,

ND, Craig (Mel) Johansen,

Ryder, ND and Darla Os-

born, Victoria, TX; Seven

grandchildren, Tonya

(Todd) Dees, Lynde

McCammond, Sonya

(Bob) Evanosky, Dana

(Mike) Smith, Rachel

(Arthur) Dykxhoorn,

Travis (Carissa) Sorenson

and Marcella (Cody)

Evans; 23 great-grand-

children; twin sister, Jean-

ice Lorraine Peterson Off-

icer (George), Minot, sis-

ters-in-law, Delina Johan-

sen and Le Anna Skogen,

and numerous nieces,

nephews, and cousins.

Jeanette was preceded

in death by her parents,

sisters, Marian (Cliff) Ber-

gan, Grace (John) Hayes,

infant sister, Marcella Lois

Skogen, brothers, Irving

and Carlyle Skogen, great-

grandsons, Zane Lauten-

schlager and John Evano-

sky, son-in-law Tom

Bleeker, brothers-in-law,

Lloyd Peterson, Robert

(Beth) Johansen, David

(Ida) Johansen, Gerald

Johansen and parents-

in-law, William and Lena

(Allen) Johansen.

Celebration of

Jeanette’s Life: Saturday,

March 16, 2018, at 11 a.m.

at Cornerstone Pres-

byterian Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Cemetery, Ryder, ND, at a

later date.

Visitation: Friday from

5 p.m to 7 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Memorials: are pre-

ferred to Rosehill

Cemetery, Ryder, Calvary

Church, Ryder, Souris

Valley Care Center, Velva

or the donor’s choice.

The family would like

to express their heartfelt

gratitude for the wonder-

ful care Jeanette received

at Souris Valley Care

Center in Velva.

Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

cess the online obituaries

section at (www.