Betty Johnson

Sept. 19, 1933-April 4, 2021

Betty Ann (Halvorson)

Johnson, 87, of Minot,

formerly of Surrey, left to

go to heaven Easter Sun-

day, April 4th, 2021, after

lengthy health issues.

Betty was born Sep-

tember 19, 1933, and

raised in Wildrose, ND.

She worked the family

farm alongside her

parents, Maynard and Hil-

ma (Monger) Halvorson,

her brother Vernon and

sister Jeanette. Such a

hard worker all her life,

no job ever went undone.

On October 3rd, 1951,

she married her forever

love, Bennie Allan John-

son and raised 8 children

together. Together they

made the best team. Help-

ing their kids, grandchil-

dren and great-grand-

children know the mean-

ing of unconditional love.

They made their home

primarily in Surrey and

Minot, North Dakota, over

the years.

Betty’s love of family,

babies and animals went

way back to her child-

hood when she had a pet

lamb and a sheep dog.

Her failing health took

her home to heaven Easter

Sunday. She is loved and

missed by so many. Her

love of her favorite base-

ball team, The Minnesota

Twins, won Easter Sun-

day as she watched. Ben-

nie proceeded her in life,

June 3rd, 1991.

Those who shared her

blessed life were her chil-

dren: Michael (Patty

Michaelson) Johnson,

Minot, Vern (Lori) John-

son, Minot, Tim Johnson,

Fargo, Judy (Glenn)

Weishaar, Minot, Bruce

(Sheila) Johnson, Willis-

ton, Kristie (John) Baker,

Melbourne, FL, Heidi

(Todd) Newbury, Minot,

Tammy Johnson, Minot;

16 grandchildren; 24

great-grandchildren and

her sister, Jeanette Rauls-

ton, Cheney, WA.

She was preceded in

death by her husband,

Bennie; grandson, Brock

Johnson; parents, May-

nard and Hilma Halvor-

son; brother, Vernon Hal-

vorson; In-laws, Alfred

and Alma (Bjelland) Willi-

ams and an infant

daughter, Connie.

Memorials are pre-

ferred to the Souris Valley

Animal Shelter and Car-

ing Edge Home Health

and Hospice.

Visitation will be held

at Thomas Family Funeral

Home Minot on Thursday

from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30

p.m. and one hour before

services at the church on


Funeral services will be

11:00 a.m. Friday, April 9,

2021, at Zion Lutheran

Church, Minot. To view a

livestream of the service

or share memories and

condolences please access

her obituary page at



Interment will follow

the service immediately at

Sunset Memorial Gar-

dens, north Minot. Fol-

lowing the burial there

will be a reception for

family & friends held in

the Sunrise Room at Sleep

Inn & Suites, Minot.