Janice "Jackie" Aus

Jackie Ann (Johnson) Aus, died on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, ND.  Jackie was born June 2, 1940, the daughter of James F. Johnson and Patricia Mae (Bass) Johnson.

Jackie graduated from New Rockford Central High School in 1958 and went on to Business College in Fargo.  She worked in Fargo for several years. She married Melford “Whitey” Aus in 1962 and they divorced in 1969. She returned to New Rockford and was employed by Erling Rolfson Insurance and Campbell Construction. In 1971 she moved to St. Paul MN. 

In 1972, Jackie joined Bremer as a secretary to the CEO and the Foundation.  During her tenure, she served as the executive administrator to four CEOs and presidents, in addition to providing support to the BFC Board.  She kept the Executive office organized and on-track for many years, served as the company’s informal historian, and as the corporate secretary for the Board of Directors. She retired on June 25, 2007.

In 2010, she “temporarily” moved in with her mother after she needed some assistance at home.  In March of 2015, Jackie entered the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. She was the aunt, sister, cousin and friend whom everyone would want to have as she cared deeply for all of us.

Jackie is survived by her brother, James (Joyce) Johnson of Grand Forks ND, two sisters, Patty (Dave) Hilbert of New Rockford ND, and Peggy (Orlan) Richer of Bismarck ND; one sister-in-law, Varene Bettesworth, Galesville, WI; fourteen nieces and nephews, twenty five great-nieces and great-nephews, one great-great niece and one great-great nephew.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents and brother William “Bill” Johnson.


Visitation: Monday 9AM- 7PM, followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 2:00PM, in the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd Chapel, New Rockford.

Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford.

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Name: Irvin John Weeks

Date: 6-14-2012

Message: My deepest sympathies from cousin Irvin John Weeks to the Johnson family on the passing of their sister Janice Aus.I have not seen her  in a long time; since a party for your grandmother Bess Weeks Johnson in 1973,my grandfather John F. Weeks's sister, but she was a very nice person.


Name: Rose Zenner

Date: 06/13/2018

Message: My sympathy on the passing of Janice.  I was blessed to have the opportunity to work in the same location as Jan for several years. Remembering fondly many conversations and witness to her commitment and support provided to Bremer's executive leadership.