Fred Johnson

Nov. 17, 1948-Jan. 22, 2021

Fred Johnson, 72, of

Stanley, ND passed away

Friday, January 22, 2021

at the Mountrail County

Medical Center in Stan-

ley, ND. Springan Steven-

son Funeral Home of

Stanley has been entrust-

ed with arrangements and

services. Friends may sign

the on-line register and

give their condolences at



Fred’s Graveside Ser-

vice will be held at 1:00

PM on Wednesday, Janu-

ary 27, 2021 at the Fair-

view Cemetery in Stanley,

North Dakota. Pastor

Sarah Sorenson will offi-


Visitation will be held

on Tuesday, January 26,

2021 from 9:00 AM to

12:00 PM and 4:00 PM to

6:00 PM at the Springan

Stevenson Funeral Home

Chapel in Stanley, ND.

Due to Covid 19, we ask

that everyone adheres to

local and state require-

ments for social distanc-


Fred T. Johnson was

born on November 17,

1948 to Milford and Myr-

tle Johnson in Stanley,

North Dakota. Graduating

from Stanley High School

in 1966, Fred attended

Minot State University

until he found his real

passion in life: cars. Dur-

ing his early years, Fred

also met and married Ar-

lene Erie on November

22nd 1974. They raised

their family in the home-

town of Stanley while he

worked at Motor Service

Company until their clos-

ing in 2006. Fred was

known to be tackling

many masonry projects

until he started to work at

Gooseneck Implement un-

til his retirement.

Anyone who knew Fred

knew that he was a very

busy man of many talents.

Throughout his whole life

he could be seen working

on many different projects

varying from building

guns, helping with

rodeos, and assisting with

the bowling alley. He was

very competitive and

loved to play in the local

billiards leagues. One of

Fred’s soft spots was fami-

ly gatherings ranging from

the 4th of July to his

favorite, Christmas. If

anyone ever needed help

tilling their garden or

moving snow in the

winter, Fred was more

than willing to lend a

hand in his tractor. That

tractor was his pride and

joy in life so he tried to

show it off whenever he

could. Fred will always be

remembered for his hard

work and his willingness

to lend a hand to whoever

needed one. His witty

jokes and heart-warming

smile will be never be for-


Fred is survived by: his

wife, Arlene; daughters,

Chelsey Waswick of

Minot, ND and Stephanie

(David) Enander of Stan-

ley, ND; his grandchil-

dren, Veronica, Daphne,

Bethany, Mara and Dean;

brother, Dennis (Ramona)

Johnson of Williston, ND,

and sisters, Connie (Larry)

Faucett of Pretty Prairie,

KS, Jo (Jay) Davis of

Hutchinson, KS: as well

as numerous cousins,

nieces, and nephews.

He is preceded in death

by: his parents, Milford

and Myrtle Johnson; and

sister, Malonie Johnson.