E. Allen Johnson, 67, of Grand Forks, ND died Thursday, March 14, 2013 in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.
E. Allen Johnson was born on May 20, 1945 in Grafton, ND the son of Elmer and Esther Johnson. He graduated from Devils Lake High School in 1963. Allen received his Commercial Pilot certificate at Wakefield Flight Service in Devils Lake and graduated from UND in 1969 with a Bachelor degree in economics and political science. He served in the US Navy and received his commission at the Naval Aviation Command at NAS Pensacola in 1969. After being honorably discharged from the Navy he earned his Certified Flight Instructor certificate and was also a Designated Pilot Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. After 10 years as a corporate pilot for Northern Cable TV and Kloster Dakota Franchising he became a flight instructor and lecturer for UND Aerospace. Allen retired in 2011.
He was a member of Sharon Lutheran for 30 years, serving as an usher and board member.
Allen is survived by a brother, Karmen (Lisa) Johnson, Fargo; sisters, Colleen (Don), LaBerge , Grafton, Pat (Mack) Susag, Harvey, ND, Jan Toring, Edwardsville IL, and Rhonda (Gary) Ferestad Leesburg, FL.; many nieces, nephews, dear friends and his faithful dog Bella. He was preceded in death by parents Elmer and Esther; sisters, Susan, Delores Springstad, Marilyn Weyer.
Services will be on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Sharon Lutheran, 1720 South 20th St, Grand Forks, ND.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers Al has requested memorials be made to the Sunshine Memorial Foundation for Grand Forks Sunshine Hospitality Home, 4200 James Ray Drive, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
An online guest register may be signed at www.amundsonfuneralhome.com.
Amundson Funeral Home, Grand Forks is in charge of the arrangements.