Ernest “Ernie” Johnson, 87, of Motley, died March 16, 2019 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.
Services were held March 27 at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating.
Ernie was born May 8, 1931 in Leader to Clyde and Dorothy (Esler) Johnson. He was raised and attended country school in Leader. Ernie married Marie Hanson on January 14, 1952 in Leader. He worked on a dairy farm, delivered milk and worked for the railroad. Ernie enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and going to garage sales.
Ernie is survived by his wife; four sons, Gary (Linda) of Great Falls, MT, Steve (Linda) of Motley, Don (Lindsay) of Great Falls, MT and Randy (Linda Addison) of Pillager; nine grandchildren, Logan, Ryan, Mark, Sandra, Tori, Alexis, Montana, Brittany, Dilyn; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry (June) of Walden, CO.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one great-grandchild, Evan.
Arrangements are by Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples.