Jesse Jay Johnson, 23, Bismarck, N.D., died in his home on March 31, 2011. A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011, with Rev. Jeff Olson officiating.
Jesse J. Johnson was born on May 22, 1987, in Reno, Nev., to Wayne and Bonnie Johnson. Jesse attended schools in Bismarck, graduating in 2006. He then attended BSC for two years, and the University of Minnesota/Moorhead for two years. Jesse returned to Bismarck and was working for Clear Channel Radio at the time of his death.
He is survived by his mother, Bonnie Johnson; step-father, David Granlie; sister, Amanda Crawford; grandmother, Lucille Nygard; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne; grandfather, Lowell Nygard; grandparents, Elmer and Erna Johnson; and uncle, Jon Nygard.