Delmont “Ole” Johnson

Delmont “Ole” Johnson was born to Andrew and Magdalena (Hazelton) Johnson on April 12, 1922 in Eldridge, N.D.

Posted July 12, 2013

He graduated from Eldridge High School in 1940. Ole loved basketball and was a member of the Eldridge High School Class C State Basketball Champions of 1940.
Ole married LaVerne Trautmann in 1946. He worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad until his retirement, and in his spare time he enjoyed working on automobiles.
Ole and Marian Berg were united in marriage in August 1968 in Jamestown. In 1969, after Ole’s retirement, they moved to Elgin, N.D. where they purchased and operated Ole’s Bar. In 1977, they sold the bar and moved to Dickinson, N.D. and later moved to Killdeer where they purchased and operated Buckskin Bar. In 2005 they moved back to Jamestown, where their home has been since.
Ole is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marian, Jamestown; daughters Debra (Dale) Vincent, Lincoln, N.D. and Diane “Didee” Docktor, Mandan, N.D.; grandchildren Derek Docktor, Fargo, Corey (Melanie) Vincent, Lincoln, N.D., and Cassandra (Chris) Buehner, Bismarck, N.D.; stepchildren Rena Hoggarth, Jamestown and Dennis Berg, Florida; nephew Raymond Johnson, Eldridge; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Marvin, Wesley, and Melroy; and a stepson, Sylvan Berg.


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