Arnold "Arnie" Johnson
December 10, 1929 - September 9, 2018

Place of Birth : Appam, North Dakota
Residence : Williston, ND 58801
Age : 88

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Bonnie Kolden
September 12, 2018 |

Arnie was the unofficial mayor of Arbor House. He loved to chat with visitors and staff and had a great deal of wisdom to share. He will be missed by all.
JoAnne Colebank
September 12, 2018 | Williston

Rest in God’s peace, Arnie - pretty sure you will be taking gentle care of a garden and a few animals in your new heavenly home! What a kind man I got the privilege of getting to know while I was the Postmaster in Alamo - I treasured our visits! He brought me produce from his garden numerous times, fresh eggs and always a shy smile and kindness. He and Gladys were such a cute couple! I’ll be thinking about you while I’m working in my garden, Arnie!
Pam and Clint Rasmussen
September 12, 2018 | West Fargo formally rural Williston, ND

My heart felt sympathy in the loss of Arnie. We got to know Arnie through our rural church in Williston. I love to see him and visit with him about our gardens. He was such a gentle kind man, who will live forever in my heart. ??
He is now united with Gladys. They were such a special couple.
Amber Newman
September 11, 2018 | Williston, ND

Arnie was such a special man, I am so happy I had the opportunity to care for him and get to know him. He always would ask me about school, how I was doing and how my two dogs were. He was always so proud to show off his lovely yellow pickup and would light up when he had the privilege of seeing his dog Goldie. I always joked with him that he was my adopted grandpa. He was a man of such kindness and thoughtfulness. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with the family at this time.
Kathy Harger
September 11, 2018 |

Arnie was a very special friend. He was normally the first person I saw each day at work. I’d sit down with him, before heading to my office, for a quick chat on the latest update on the news and weather. Arnie always asked about the animals, the mule, Peanut and of course Tuff, my dog. Tuff and Arnie were the best of friends. He always said how Tuff reminded him of Pooch. When Tuff saw Arnie, he would make a flying leap for his lap, and Arnie would laugh and pet him. Tuff was always looking to root out cookie crumbs from the pockets of Arnie’s sweatshirt. We visited a lot about his life on the farm and how much he missed his dog, his team of horses and his garden. He was a very kind man – always thinking of others. I will miss him so much. My sincere sympathy to his family on your loss.
September 11, 2018 | Jamestown, ND

Dear, sweet Arnie, I am so sad to say goodbye to you. You were such a good friend to my brother and all our family.
Your dog Goldie is still with me and she is doing well. I know she will miss coming to see you.
I will always cherish our friendship.
Tell Gary we miss him when you see him in heaven.
Faye Schmit
September 10, 2018 | Williston, ND

I feel so privileged to have known this wise man. I cherished the time I got to visit with him at the Arbor House. He loved his family and his friends with his whole heart. He was a man of God and the land that is for sure. He will be missed by many. My deepest heartfelt Sympathy to all of his family. Faye

Arnold "Arnie" Johnson

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His Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Lutheran Brethren Fellowship Church in Williston. Rev. Ron Erickson will officiate. Military rites will take place immediately following the service at the church.


Friends may call at Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 12, from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM and for the hour preceding the service at the church on Thursday.


Interment will take place in Bethesda Cemetery north of Williston.