Floyd M. Johnson, 87, went home to be with his Lord on March 10, 2003.
The son of Iver and Amelia Johnson, Floyd was born on Oct. 12, 1915, on the family homestead in Watford City, N.D.
In the spring of 1942, Floyd joined the U.S. Army, serving with the 335th Engineers, Company C, and was stationed in Northern Africa, Italy (Naples, Foggia and Rome), Southern France, Germany, Central Europe and Corsica during WWII.
On Nov. 20, 1945, Floyd was united in marriage to his lifetime love, Eleanor Borseth. Floyd worked as a plumber-pipefitter for over 40 years until his retirement from Star Service in 1980, when he received the Craftsman of the Year Award from the Billings Architectural Association.
Floyd's faith and his relationship with Jesus Christ was the most important thing to him, and seeing that his family followed the same path. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening and wood working. He was a member of First Alliance Church, American Legion and Plumber/Pipefitter Union-Local 30.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Eleanor; his son, Mark (Avonne) of Billings; his daughters, Marilynn (Dennis) Clymore of Billings and Sandy (Bob) Stepper of Seattle; his grandchildren, Nikki, Chris, Greg and Jean; two great-grandchildren, Brady and Kailee; his brothers, Gordan and Ervin; his sister, Mamie; and his sisters-in-law, Aileen, Agnes and Doris.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Dallas, Lawrance, Leonard, Ernest, Raymond and Kenneth.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, at the First Alliance Church. Interment with military honors will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Montana Rescue Mission, 2822 Minnesota Ave., Billings, MT 59101 or to The Gideons International, PO Box 30431, Billings, MT 59107.
Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.