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Loretta Ann Johnson, Dubois/Fredrickson

November 14, 1947 — October 12, 2020

Loretta Ann Johnson, Dubois/Fredrickson

Loretta Ann Johnson, Dubois/Fredrickson, 72 of St. Michael ND passed away Monday evening, October 12, 2020 at her home.

Loretta was born on November 14, 1947 in Wolf Point, Montana to Edward W. and Mary H. (Longie) Johnson.  Loretta was the oldest of 14 children and a sister another 6 brothers and a sister.  She grew up in Tokio ND where she attended school until the 8th grade. She continued her education at Marty Boarding School in Marty SD and Warwick High School in Warwick ND.  Her path would take her to becoming a CAN and Caregiver. 

Loretta was united in marriage to Benjamin J. Dubois in 1968.  They made their home in several places on the Spirit Lake Reservation through the years.  This union did not last, but she was blessed with two children Brendon Joseph and Sheila Julieanne.  Loretta married tom Fredrickson in 1983. Loretta was a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. 

Loretta was employed as a CNA at St. Luke’s Hospital and Rosewood on Broadway for many years in Fargo ND and was also joyfully raising her oldest grandson.  She lived in Tampa FL until she moved back to Fargo to help with her other grandsons and also working once again as a CNA.  Eventually Loretta became a full-time caregiver for her mother until her Mother’s passing in 2004.  She made the move to live with her daughter in Freeport, Illinois for a time.  Loretta then moved back to the St. Michael area. 

Loretta was a caring and loving person for those who really knew her.  Her memory of people and events was amazing.  She was the memory keeper of the past.  In her younger years, Loretta loved to dance.  She loved music and frequently would be enjoying all her favorite songs…country was not one of them.  She loved daisies and orchids.  She was a big sports fan watching TV all day long; football, basketball, boxing and baseball; she loved it all.

Loretta leaves behind her son Brendon (Carrie) Johnson and their children Brendon Jr. and Shania and her step-sons Stacy and Benjamin Jr.; her son-in-law Hoa Duong (Sheila’s husband) and 3 sons Mercedes Dubois and his children Maleice and Mercedes, Jodeci Duong and Isaiah (Nhi) Duong and a daughter Nichole (Adam)Faehn and her children Remy, Niko and Elle; step daughters Janice, Patsy, Loretta, Jennifer and Debbie; other survivors sisters Vicki (Keith) Hoggarth, Laurie (Oduntayo) Odayale, Danita (Hank) Greene-Iyarpeya, Shannon (David) Lore, brothers Bruce Johnson, Daniel (Karen) Greene, Charles (Norma) Greene, Mark Greene, Shawn Greene and Clarence Greene along with many beloved nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepdad Daniel Greene, daughter Sheila Duong, grandparents Arthur and Margaret Longie, step-son Scott, sisters Julienne Comer, Leanna Wolf, Maryann Cavanaugh, brothers Sheldon, David, Elwood, Daniel, Robert, Roger and Eddie Greene, nephews Konrad Greene, Dustin Hoggarth and Skylar Comer.

Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  A Graveside Service at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Paul Schuster officiating.




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Past Services

Gathering of family and friends

Sunday, October 18, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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Graveside Service

Monday, October 19, 2020

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Main Street, ND 58370

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