Merlyn JohnsonMerlyn Johnson, age 75, of Sykeston, ND
Merlyn Johnson, age 75, of Sykeston, ND, died Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake, ND.
Merlyn H. Johnson was born July 23, 1935, the son of Victor and Beatrice (Hewitt) Johnson in Lowery Township, near Sykeston, ND. He attended country school in Johnson Township and later high school at Sykeston Public School, graduating in 1954. Merlyn joined the Air Force in the fall of 1954, serving until the spring of 1958. He returned to Sykeston and began farming.
On October 11, 1958, Merlyn was united in marriage to Franny Huss at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Sykeston. He and Fran spent 35 years farming south of Sykeston. Merlyn then spent the last 17 years of his life driving truck for various construction companies. For the the last four years, he especially enjoyed working in the oil fields in western North Dakota for Rink Construction.
He was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church and the American Legion in Sykeston.
Merlyn will be remembered and deeply missed by his wife, Fran, Sykeston, ND; four children, Marcy (Mark) Syman, Stillwater, MN, Lisa (Paul) Klocke, Carrington, ND, Wesley (Camey) Johnson, Washburn, ND, and Alison (Shane) Schumann, Carrington, ND; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; one sister, Yvonne (Bob) Miller, White Bear Lake, MN; and one brother, Steve (Jeanette) Johnson, White Bear Lake, MN.
He will be greeted in heaven by his parents; a brother, Lowell Johnson; and a sister, Vickie Sarro.
Visitation: Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND
Prayer Service will be held on Sunday at 7:00 PM at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Sykeston, ND
Funeral Service: St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Sykeston, ND
Monday, January 3, 2011 at 10:30 AM
Interment: St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery, Sykeston, ND
On-line condolences may be sent at www. EvansFuneralHome ND.com