Gary A. Johnson

GRAND FORKS Gary A. Johnson, 62, Grand Forks, formerly of the Ryder and Parshall areas, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, in his home.

He was born Oct. 11, 1951, to Clarence and Delores Johnson, in Minot. He served in the Army from 1971 to 1973 and then with the N.D. National Guard. He married Debra Skaar on Sept. 1, 1974, near Leeds.

Survivors: wife; son, Blaine, Bismarck; daughter, Kari Johnson, Avondale, Ariz.; five grandchildren; brothers, Rick, Dayton, Nev., and Russ, Salem, Ore.

Memorial service: Friday, 11 a.m., Trinity Free Lutheran Church, Grand Forks.

Burial: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.

Visitation: Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., Amundson Funeral Home, Grand Forks.