Written by Darla Downs
Reuben Johnson, 95, of Poplar, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the Glendive Medical Center.
He was born in Brockton Dec. 8, 1918, to Mr. and Mrs. Julius M. Johnson. His folks homesteaded north of Brockton. During the Depression, the family, which included two sisters and four brothers, moved to Hening, Minn.
He graduated from high school in Hening, Minn., and from there attended Coyne School of Electricity in Chicago. He entered the Army in February 1942. He served four years in the Army, 18 months overseas. Incidental to his service overseas, he was authorized to wear the European Theatre of Operations ribbon, American Theatre of Operations ribbon, Combat Infantry badge, Presidential Citation, Good Conduct medal and Victory medal. He also received four Bronze Stars.
On May 26, 1946, he married Beverly Angell. They had two children, Sonja Lemons and Bruce Johnson. While living in Brockton, he was manager of the Johnson Value store. He and his family moved to Billings where he became a TV technician.
He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
After his wife’s death in 1999, he moved to Poplar. In March 2011, he moved to the veterans home in Glendive.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Buster Johnson, Bert Johnson, Millard Johnson, Joe Johnson, Bernice Nygard and Ruth Iverson.
He is also survived by three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 7, from 1 p.m. until the prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. with cremation to follow. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.