Wayne Johnson

HAZEN, N.D. – Wayne Johnson, 78, of Hazen, N.D. formerly of Colstrip, Mont., died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Sakakawea Medical Center in Hazen. Private family services will be held.

Wayne was born Oct. 13, 1935, in Fairmont, Minn., to Victor and Blanche (Sheely) Johnson. He married Virginia Neff on Oct. 12, 1957, in McClusky, N.D. The couple had three children, Derrick, Dale and Stacy. Wayne entered the U.S. Army on July 23, 1958, and was honorably discharged on July 22, 1960.

Wayne is survived by his children, Derrick (Stephanie) of Seattle, Wash., Dale (Caroleen) of Hazen, and Stacy Johnson of Seattle, Wash.; six grandchildren, Chris, Brandon, Megan, Karl, Jesse and Sara; three great-grandchildren, Joss, Breelee and Karson; and two sisters, Sharon Peterson and Thelma (Richard) Lareau.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia.

Arrangements conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.