Gertrude Johnson

Gertrude “Tiny” John-

son, 97 (forever 83 1/2) a

long-time resident of

Crosby passed away

peacefully at her home on

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in

Minot, ND.

A public visitation will

be held from 3 to 6 pm

with a prayer service at 6

pm on Friday, May 17th,

2019 at Stakston-Martin

Funeral Home in Crosby,

ND. A celebration of her

life will be held at Con-

cordia Lutheran Church,

204 Main St NE, Crosby,

ND on Saturday, May

18th, 2019 at 11am, burial

will immediately follow.

Tiny was born in Cul-

bertson, MT the daughter

of James Low and Jane F.

McLean and grew up with

her 12 siblings in Colgan,

ND. She was united in

marriage to Arnt Johnson

on September 5th, 1943.

They had 57 years of mar-

riage and were loving

parents of their two chil-

dren Lavada Crawford

and Leslie “Les” Johnson.

Tiny worked for MDU

Resources for 27 years be-

fore retiring in 1985. She

was a member of the

American Legion Post

#75, the Dakota Star

Quilters Guild and a

congregate of Concordia

Lutheran Church.

She spent a significant

amount of time outdoors

tending to the tulips,

roses, and lilies in her gar-

den. She enjoyed exercis-

ing, having coffee and

treats at the Red Rooster

Cafe, sewing, quilting,

and collecting rocks. Her

true passion was for read-

ing and painting, which

she continued to do with

her friends at the Welling-

ton Assisted Living in


Tiny is survived by: her

daughter Lavada of Sa-

cramento, CA, her sister

Beatty Haug of Arlington,

WA, her grandchildren

Lance (Georgia) Johnson

of Burlington, ND, James

“JJ'” Johnson of Egan, MN,

Todd (Sandra) Johnson of

Crown Point, IN, and

Daniel “Dan” Johnson of

Colorado Springs, CO.

Her great-grandchildren

Heather (Tyler) Cymbaluk

of Minot, ND, Dakota

Johnson and Cory Arnt

Johnson of Egan, MN,

Danielle Johnson, Korina

Johnson, Nina Albin, and

Michael Ryan of Crown

Point, IN.

She was preceded in

death by: her husband

Arnt, son Leslie “Les”

Johnson, parents James

and Jane, siblings,

cousins, aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers,

memorials can be made to

the American Cancer So-

ciety or the Concordia

Lutheran Church

Cemetery Fund.

Stakston-Martin Fun-

eral Home of Crosby, ND

is in charge of arrange-