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Jacob Johnson

Jacob Willmar Johnson, 20, of Glenfield, North Dakota, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana, surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, March 6, 2022.

Jacob was born in Jamestown, ND to Keith and Amy Johnson on January 30, 2002.  By the time Jacob turned five he had been joined by his two sisters, Josie and Kylie.

Jacob attended Tot’s Landing Preschool and Midkota Elementary School both in Binford, ND.  It was during these years that he discovered his love for basketball, fishing, and archery.  He always loved fishing year-round whether it was in grandpa’s boat, off a dock, or in a fish house.  He also enjoyed playing baseball with his friends and spending time with his cousins during the summer.  He loved hunting and trapping just about anything he could, including geese, ducks, deer, and maybe a few hundred gophers.  He also really enjoyed our family trip to Turks and Caicos.

Jacob spent his high school years at Midkota High School in Glenfield, graduating in May of 2020.  It was during these years that he further solidified his relationship with the boys in his class.  He really shined in academics, as well as extracurricular activities alike.  For instance, he was in FBLA where he won a scholarship at VCSU during a competition, while also excelling in basketball, Envirothon, and track & field, specifically javelin.  Amongst participating in school activities, he was also an avid coyote hunter, golfer, adventure seeking traveler who explored, Orlando, New York City, Washington D.C., and many other places.  In addition to these, while close to home, he loved to do anything on the lake such as jet skiing, knee boarding, or tubing in the summer; while snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowboarding in the winter.  At the age of 16 Jacob and his sisters made the long trek out to Fergus Falls to pick up his very own pup, Buck, who was his pride and joy.  Shortly thereafter Jacob introduced Lexi into our lives and she has been like family ever since.

After high school Jacob completed a 16-week course at Lynnes Welding Training in Fargo, ND and received his welding certificate.  Shortly after graduation he joined the Boilermakers where he worked many jobs in ND and MN.  He then did some welding work for area farmers and ranchers until deciding to join the family farm in the fall of 2021.

Jacob is survived by his parents Keith and Amy, sisters Josie and Kylie, and girlfriend Alexis Rushlow, all of Glenfield; great-grandpa Monroe Tweed of Tolna, ND; grandparents Herman and Linda Johnson of Glenfield, ND and Bruce and Marcy Kjelgaard of McHenry, ND; aunts Sara (Tony) Hoggarth of Kimberly, Idaho and Sara (Brent) Adrian of Warwick, ND; uncle Michael (Jen) Kjelgaard of McHenry, ND; cousins Casey and Samuel Hoggarth, Max and Molly Adrian, Landen and Lisa Kjelgaard, and Mackenzie, Ryleigh, and Kodie Miller.

Jacob was preceded in death by his great-grandparents Jerome and Martha Sandvol, Willmar and Evalyn Johnson, Bette Tweed, Myron and Virginia Kjelgaard and cousin Hailey Hoggarth.

Jacob will always be remembered as a kind, helpful, hardworking, protective, and supportive young man, who was good at making people laugh and loved nothing more than his family.

A Visitation will be March 18, 2022, from 5:00PM-7:00PM at Prairie Faith Church, Glenfield, ND, followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM.

Jacob’s Funeral Service will be held March 19, 2022, at 2:00PM at Prairie Faith Church, Glenfield, ND.

His Burial will be at the Eastman Cemetery, rural Glenfield.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Sorry for your loss.

  2. Keith and Amy prayers—sorry for your loss

  3. We are so very sorry of the passing of your young son Jacob. Please know our prayers are with you both and siblings and both Grandparents. So hard for them also and think of Herman and Linda losing two young grandchildren.

  4. Keith, Amy and girls –

    What a beautiful obituary. Jacob looks so much like you, Keith. My heart is aching for you all. Losing a child is not part of life’s plan, but for some reason this burden has been given to you to bear. Life is not fair. This is horrible and so very, very sad.

    Jacob’s soul will never by forgotten by those who loved him, which sounds like many. How wonderful to be loved by so many. A true testament to you as parents and the loving families from which you both come.

    I will be at Jacob’s service next weekend and can’t wait to give you a hug. Until then & always, may peace be with you.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Jacob was a really good young man and he will be missed by so many people. We are praying for all of you!

  6. We are so very sorry to hear this tragic news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Sincerely, Mark & Reuchele(Tweed) Hadrava

  7. My deepest condolences for your loss. I was fortunate enough to have gotten to know your son Jacob and would have been proud to have him as a son-in-law. He was a great young man and will no doubt be missed by all.

  8. Condolences to the families.

  9. Hello to the Johnson family. My name is Bobby Vickery. My wife Linda and I, live in Valley City N.D. I heard about the sudden passing of your Son a few weeks ago from my Sister inlaw Lori Parson from Grace City. I wanted you to know how the news of your Son has affected me these past two weeks. I have two grown sons of my own, and cannot imagine what your going through. Not a day passes without me taking some time to lift the Johnson family up to our Savoir Jesus Christ and for you to feel His presence, comfort and love. I will continue daily, to lift up the Johnson family in prayer. You have my promise. God’s peace be with you.

  10. With our Deepest Sympathy to the Family & Friends of Jacob!

    Jacob sounds like an amazing Son, Brother & Grandson, someone to be very proud of.
    It’s so sad to lose the life of someone so young, when they should have their whole life ahead of them. I’m sure he will be missed by all who knew him…

    May your Heart & Soul find Peace and Comfort in the Happy Memories you have of him!


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