Norman Stanley Johnson, 89, retired Kremlin Farmers Union Oil Company manager, died Monday, April 7, 2003, at a Havre care facility of natural causes.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the Fifth Avenue Christian Church with the Rev. Rowlie

Hutton officiating. A fellowship luncheon will follow the memorial service at the church. A private family committal service will take place at a later date.

Norman was born on Aug. 1, 1913, to John and Inga (Vigness) Johnson at Coalridge. He was one of 10 children. He was raised in Grenora, N.D., and attended school and graduated from Grenora High School.

On June 3, 1939, he married June Phyllis Kezar at Havre. Norman managed the Farmers Union Oil Company in Kremlin for 40 years before retiring in 1979. Norman and June moved to Whitefish where they lived for 15 years. Ten of those years, Norman worked for the Whitefish

Golf Course. They then returned to Havre in 1996.

Norman loved the game of baseball. His favorite team was the Atlanta Braves. He was also an avid Boston Celtics fan. Some of his hobbies were golf, working in the yard, and baking his delicious buttermilk donuts and oatmeal raisin cookies. He was a wonderful family man.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents, John and Inga (Vigness) Johnson; brothers, Ilet, Jasper and Lloyd; sisters, Oranga, Lillian, Emma, Viola and Ethel; son, Daryl; and grandson, Mitchell Burfield.

Norman is survived by his wife, June of Havre; sons, Pete (Lynne) of Helena, Don (Denise) of Havre, and David of Havre; daughter-in-law, Carla Peck Johnson of Havre; daughters, Diana (Ted) Burfield of Florence and Delonna (Ned) Malone Havre; sister, Verna Farnik of Helena; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials in Norman's honor may be made to Fifth Avenue Christian Church, 2015 Fifth Ave., Havre, MT 59501, or Havre Youth Baseball, c/o C & D Thompson, P.O. Box 2200, Havre, MT 59501.

Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.


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