Barbara J. Johnson, age 82, resident of Lakota, ND, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in Lakota.

Barbara J. Johnson, age 82, resident of Lakota, ND, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in Lakota. The Funeral Mass for Barbara will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Lakota on Friday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary service. Visitation will continue on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Interment will be in the Lakota Cemetery. Barbara was born on July 12, 1936, in McVille, ND, hospital to Alfred Eugene and Bernadette (Duchesneau) Carlson. She grew up on the Carlson family farm south of Lakota and attended Dodd’s Township School (Nelson County) through the 8th grade and then transferred to the Lakota High School from which she graduated in 1955. On July 17, 1956, she married Elvin B. Johnson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lakota and together they farmed and raised a family north of Lakota in Clara Township. Elvin and Barb lived on the family farm until April 2016, at which time they moved into the Prairie Rose facility (Lakota). Barb was very active within her church serving as the President of the Altar Society, choir member and organist. She was a member of Cleveland Homemakers, the Lakota American Legion Auxiliary and was selected as Nelson County Farm Woman of the Year. Barb drove school bus for the Lakota school district for almost 50 years and always loved hearing from her ‘bus kids’ as they grew up and the years went by. Barb is survived by; her husband, Elvin (Lakota); her children, Laurie (Steve) Eidsness (Brocket, ND), Philip (Nita) Johnson (Auburn, WA), Boyd Johnson (Lakota), Denise (Jay) Sundeen (Lakota); grandchildren include, Elizabeth (Kyle) Boguth (great-grandchild, Dusan); Cody Johnson, Carter Hendrickson, Chris Hendrickson, Cole Hendrickson; step-grandchildren include, Alyssa (Paul) Konickson (great-grandchildren, Caleb, Levi); Shane (Lori) Eidnesss (great-grandchildren, Cody, Hannah); Troy Eidsness (great-grandchildren, Morgan, Emily). Surviving siblings include; sister, Trudy Weigel (Minot, ND) and brother, Bob Carlson (Detroit Lakes, MN). Surviving in-laws include, Dorothy Carlson (West Fargo, ND), Blanche Ericksrud (Devils Lake, ND), Lucille Tufte (Lakota), Clifford (Lilah) Johnson (Mandan, ND), Larry (Pat) Johnson (Lakota), and Irene Johnson (Silver Bay, MN). Preceding Barb in death include; her parents, Eugene and Benny Carlson; sister, Carol Schuh; brothers, Richard (Dick) and John Carlson; brother-in-law, Willis Johnson; as well as her special aunt, Grace Carlson. Arrangements are with Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota.