Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
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.
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