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Betty Johanson

March 30, 1953 — March 8, 2022

Betty D. Johanson, 68, of Wahpeton, ND, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at home surrounded by her family.

Betty Darlene Johnson was born on March 30, 1953, in Breckenridge, MN, to Hilding and Erma (Bladow) Johnson. She grew up in Wahpeton, ND, graduating in 1971 from Wahpeton High School and then attended NDSSS.  Betty married Bernie Johanson on August 5, 1972.  They resided in Gwinner, ND, for a short time before moving back to Wahpeton.

Betty was a very dedicated employee for 34 years at Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op, and she considered them her second family.  She was an avid shopper, enjoyed watching talk shows, going for walks, and taking the Corvette convertible for drives on nice days.  Betty cherished her husband, children and grandchildren. She loved Christmas and all holidays, and being at Ottertail Lake on the pontoon, and watching the sunsets from their deck.

She will be forever missed by her husband of 49 years, Bernie Johanson; her children, Stacey Yahnke, Gavin (Melissa) Johanson, and Cheryl Johanson; grandchildren, Lexi, Brooke and Jace Johanson, and Drew and Alayna Yahnke; and her sister, Ruth (Gary) Barth.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Hilding and Erma Johnson; and siblings, Connie Doll and Ed Johnson.

Visitation will be on Monday, March 14, 2022, from 10 am to 11 am, followed by a celebration of life service at 11 am at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.  Rev. Ross Fritz will officiate the service. Burial will be at a later date.  A live stream of the service will be available on the funeral home’s website.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to CHI Health at Home Hospice or Roger Maris Cancer Center.


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