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Andrew Johs Obituary

Jamestown Sun, Jamestown, North Dakota, January 13, 2005


Mr. Johs was born Dec. 10, 1909, on his parents farm in Shell Butte Township, Logan County, North Dakota, the son of Johann and Johanna (Schwartzenberger) Johs. He started school in 1920. When he was 16 his father died, and he assumed much of the responsibility in assisting his mother in the farms operation. He married Mary Ann Schmidt on Oct. 25, 1932, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Napoleon. They moved to a farm southwest of Napoleon. He later moved to Napoleon and for the past year was a resident of Napoleon Care Center. He was a member of St. Anthonys Catholic Church and a 45-year member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, serving 10 years in the church choir, as a trustee, on the Fargo Diocesan Development Program and various church committees. He was also a member of Napoleon Golden Age Club, Logan County Farmers Union, Logan County Area Soil Conservation Committee, Weigel School Board, Red Cross Fund Drive, Logan Home for the Aged and Logan Historical Society. He joined the Jamestown Knights of Columbus, later belonging to the Napoleon Council, where he was a member for 36 years. He was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus and a third-degree knight. He enjoyed playing cards.

He is survived by six sons, Hilbert (Kathleen), Wayne, Neb., Perry (Carol), Blaine, Minn., Joe (Judy) and Albert (Mary), both Bismarck, N.D., Myron, Lisbon, N.D., and Marty, Gackle, N.D.; two daughters, Viola (Chris) Leier, Linton, N.D., and Sally (Jerry) Feist, Big Lake, Minn.; a brother, Adam (Sally), Napoleon; two sisters, Mary Ann Weigel and Johanna Horner, both Napoleon; 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, Leo; a grandson; three brothers; and two sisters.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon.

Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Friday, following a 7 p.m. KC rosary service,
Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.

Visitation: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Burial: Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Napoleon.

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