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Marilyn J. Johnson, 77, passed away Monday, August 29, 2022, at home under the care of her family and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Funeral services were held September 1 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with burial in the Devils Lake Cemetery, Condolences at

Marilyn Jean Pribbenow was born June 13, 1945, the daughter of Rollo and Elizabeth (Myhre) Pribbenow in Fargo, ND. She grew up in Enderlin, ND, and graduated from Enderlin High School in 1963. She attended St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Fargo where she earned her nursing diploma in 1966. Just two days after graduating, Marilyn married Dan Johnson on September 3, 1966, in First Lutheran Church in Enderlin. Marilyn worked at Oakes Community Hospital for two years. When Dan and Marilyn moved to Devils Lake in 1968, Marilyn continued her nursing career at Lake Region Clinic, which became Altru Clinic Lake Region. She worked at the clinic for 43 years. During her career there, Marilyn was the nurse for Dr. Ernest Gilbertson and then was clinic nursing supervisor. She retired from that position in 2003 and continued to work at the clinic as an infusion nurse on a part-time basis until 2011. She enjoyed attending the various events for her children and church activities. Marilyn also loved being a member of the Devils Lake Community Orchestra. She played the flute with the orchestra for over 30 years. Marilyn was active in AAUW and the Esther circle at church. She held her family, God, and church very close to her heart.

Marilyn is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dan; son Paul (Arika) Johnson of Grand Forks, ND and Angela “Mimi” (Manuel) Cruz of Austin, TX; four grandchildren: Anders & Espenn Johnson and Javier & Claudia Cruz; a sister, Karen (Bruce) Scheie of Fargo; sister-in-law Marlys (Richard) Pieske of Jamestown; nieces and nephews: Kristin (Erik) Albertson; Steven Scheie and Danielle Scheie.

Included in Dan and Marilyn’s special charities were the Lake Region State College Foundation, Devils Lake Community Orchestra, Hope Center, and Our Savior’s Endowment Fund at Devils Lake Area Foundation.

Posted online on August 30, 2022

Published in Devils Lake Journal