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Published January 12, 2009, 12:00 AM

Eldeane Johnson

Eldeane Johnson passed away Saturday morning, January 10, 2009. The celebration of Eldeane's life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisbon, North Dakota on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 10:30 AM. Visitation will be held at the Armstrong Funeral Home on Monday, January 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Eldeane Johnson

Eldeane Johnson passed away Saturday morning, January 10, 2009. The celebration of Eldeane's life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisbon, North Dakota on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 10:30 AM. Visitation will be held at the Armstrong Funeral Home on Monday, January 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Eldeane Lucille Kylstad was born to Inga and Oscar Melvin Kylstad on October 10, 1924 in Englevale, North Dakota. She lived with her parents, four brothers and four sisters on the family farm. She graduated from Verona High School in 1942 and was an All County girls basketball player. The summer after her graduation, she married the love of her life, Harold Johnson. Together they raised eight children on the Johnson farm three miles west of Lisbon, North Dakota.

Eldeane was active in Trinity Lutheran Church as a Sunday School teacher, Circle member, choir member, instructor of the Bethel Bible Series and as the Sunday School Superintendent for 20 years. She continued to make baptismal towels for the newest members of Trinity Lutheran right up to the time of her passing. Eldeane was active in the Mother's Club, Friends Club and sold Avon and Watkins. She was a terrific cook and made the best scalloped potatoes and ham ever!

Eldeane worked as a cook at the Bissel Golf Course for several years. After raising her children, she went back to school and obtained her Associates Degree in Administrative Assistant at Valley City State University. She worked for the ASC office as an administrative assistant. Shortly after Harold passed away, Eldeane partnered with Shirley Walock and started Walock- Johnson Insurance in Lisbon in 1981. She retired from the company in 1999.

She had the opportunity to travel later in life and enjoyed her travels to Canada, New England, California and Florida.

Eldeane loved to visit with people. She enjoyed going uptown for coffee and a roll and she always had a crossword puzzle she was working on.

Eldeane is survived by her eight children: Linda (David) Janke - Jamestown, ND; Patty (Richard) Wolters - Roseville, MN; Mary (Ron) Bulthuis - Rice, MN; John Johnson - Lisbon; Bruce (Jan) Johnson - Des Plains, IL; Steven (Linda) Johnson - Lisbon; Kate Johnson - Marquette, MI; Walt (Melissa) Johnson - Lisbon. Eldeane had 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Wally (Betty) Kylstad - Lisbon; Joyce (Sandy) Kuznetz - Kent, WA; Judy (Lawrence) Ruud - Seattle, WA. She will be missed by many other friends and relatives that she cherished.

Please consider memorials for Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday School or Parkside Nursing Home.

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